repulsive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French repulsif, from Medieval Latin repulsivus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: /rĭ-pŭl'sĭv/, /rē-pŭl'sĭv/

Adjective[edit]

repulsive (comparative more repulsive, superlative most repulsive)

  1. tending to rouse aversion or to repulse
  2. (physics) having the capacity to repel

Usage notes[edit]

  • Nouns to which "repulsive" is often applied: force, interaction, potential.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

repulsive

  1. Feminine plural form of repulsivo