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English adjective: repellant

1. repellant serving or tending to repel

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

Synonymsrebarbative, repellent



2. repellant 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, repellent, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky



English noun: repellant

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


Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound

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


Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound

Narrower (hyponym)insect repellant, insect repellent, insectifuge

3. repellant (attribute) the power to repel

SamplesShe knew many repellents to his advances.


Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness

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