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English adjective: repellent

1. repellent serving or tending to repel


SamplesHe became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful.
I find his obsequiousness repellent.


Synonymsrebarbative, repellant


Similarunpleasant


Antonymspleasant

2. repellent highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust


SamplesA disgusting smell.
Distasteful language.
A loathsome disease.
The idea of eating meat is repellent to me.
Revolting food.
A wicked stench.


Synonymsdisgustful, disgusting, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky


Similaroffensive


Antonymsinoffensive

3. repellent incapable of absorbing or mixing with


SamplesA water-repellent fabric.
Plastic highly resistant to steam and water.


Synonymsresistant


Similarnonabsorbent, nonabsorptive


Antonymsabsorbent, absorptive


English noun: repellent

1. repellent (substance) a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water


Synonymsrepellant


Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound

2. repellent (substance) a chemical substance that repels animals


Synonymsrepellant


Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound


Narrower (hyponym)insect repellant, insect repellent, insectifuge

3. repellent (attribute) the power to repel


SamplesShe knew many repellents to his advances.


Synonymsrepellant


Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness









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