Definitions

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  • adv. So as to repel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a repellent manner

Etymologies

repelling +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I'm sure Justin Timberlake left Cameron not so much because he has a fear of commitment, but more for the sake he has a fear of having his blood drained by this repellingly hideous chupacabra.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • “They are not mine,” said the amiable hostess, more repellingly than Heathcliff himself could have replied.

    Wuthering Heights

  • But he knew he would be like a stranger to her, a strange man with a repellingly scarred face.

    The Hidden Places

  • It is by endless subdivisions based upon the most inconclusive differences, that some departments of natural history become so repellingly intricate.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • "They are not mine," said the amiable hostess, more repellingly than Heathcliff himself could have replied.

    Wuthering Heights

  • 'They are not mine,' said the amiable hostess, more repellingly than

    Wuthering Heights

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