"repellent" in the noun sense
1. repellent, repellant
a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
2. repellent, repellant
a chemical substance that repels animals
3. repellent, repellant
the power to repel
"she knew many repellents to his advances"
"repellent" in the adjective sense
1. rebarbative, repellent, repellant
serving or tending to repel
"he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"
"I find his obsequiousness repellent"
2. disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky
highly offensive arousing aversion or disgust
"a disgusting smell"
"a loathsome disease"
"the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"
"a wicked stench"
3. repellent, resistant
incapable of absorbing or mixing with
"a water-repellent fabric"
"plastic highly resistant to steam and water"
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