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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


Similarunpleasant


Antonymspleasant

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


Similaroffensive


Antonymsinoffensive


English noun: repellant

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


Synonymsrepellent


Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound

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


Synonymsrepellent


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.


Synonymsrepellent


Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness









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