repulsive has definitions from the field of physics
1
[ adjective ] offensive to the mind

Examples

"an abhorrent deed" "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee" "morally repugnant customs" "repulsive behavior" "the most repulsive character in recent novels"

Used in print

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

But even if we cannot see the repulsive characteristics in this new image of America , foreigners can ; and our loss of `` prestige '' abroad is the direct result .

Related terms

offensive

2
[ adjective ] so extremely ugly as to be terrifying

Synonyms

hideous

Examples

"a hideous scar" "a repulsive mask"

Related terms

ugly

3
[ adjective ] (physics) possessing the ability to repel

Examples

"a repulsive force"

Related terms

attractive physics repulsion

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