American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Causing abhorrence or disgust. See Synonyms at offensive.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Given to revolt or sedition; rebellious.
- Causing abhorrence or extreme disgust; shocking; repulsive.
- Synonyms Disgusting, nauseating, offensive, abominable.
- v. present participle of revolt.
- n. The action of the verb to revolt in the "disgust or repel" sense only. A revolution is the only noun form for an anti-government uprising.
- adj. That which revolts or is repelling.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Causing abhorrence mixed with disgust; exciting extreme repugnance; loathsome.
- adj. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
“Is the revolting mainstream media really \'revolting\ '?”
“So Bill calling himself revolting is interresting.”
“The only thing revolting is the comments coming out of the Clintons campaign”
“The only thing revolting is his aversion to the truth and the tactics he and his wife are employing to destroy it. tj”
“Taylor described in revolting detail the unsanitary conditions of life in the city streets.”
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“While there was, as there still is, a harsh asceticism which is hostile to the other sex, it is of much interest to see that there was also a romantic asceticism which, while revolting from the sensuality of its pagan contemporaries, did not entirely prohibit the charms and pleasures of mutual companionship.”
“One day a young man of sympathetic appearance, whom I did not know and who brought no credentials, called on me in St. Petersburg and suggested to me that I might make public through the English Press what he described as a revolting act of tyranny and cruelty committed by General”
“Greeks that are preserved there he calls revolting images by which Satan ensnares the souls of Christian men.”
“But he withstood me more and more violently, saying that Polykarp's works were to adorn no sacred place, but the Caesareum, and that to him is nothing but a heathen edifice, and the noble works of the Greeks that are preserved there he calls revolting images by which Satan ensnares the souls of Christian men.”
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