Definitions

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  • adj. Causing revulsion
  • n. That which causes revulsion; a revulsive remedy or agent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing, or tending to, revulsion.
  • n. That which causes revulsion; specifically (Med.), a revulsive remedy or agent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the power of revulsion; tending to revulsion; capable of producing revulsion.
  • n. That which has the power of withdrawing; specifically, an agent which produces revulsion.

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Examples

  • He said he found the WEF's rating system "revulsive", blamed the media for writing "lies" and suggested that Zimbabwe's placing in the competitive index had "political connotations".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I found that revulsive and disrespectful, not the customers who payed.

    Thoughts on rescues, rescuers and realities « Bound, Not Gagged

  • It is revulsive the number of Americans who look at the government to provide some sort of entitlement to them.

    Elizabeth Edwards: McCain's health care proposal is a 'disaster.'

  • Israel's hypocrisy and lies are sickening and revulsive by Elizabeth Molchany on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6: 58: 06 PM

    World Hypocrisy

  • Israel's hypocrisy and lies are sickening and revulsive by Elizabeth Molchany on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 8: 50: 05 PM

    World Hypocrisy

  • This might be the most bizarre and revulsive testimony I have ever heard in decades of being involved in criminal trials and certainly doing commentary on criminal trials.

    CNN Transcript Feb 11, 2008

  • The English, whether travellers or residents, came pouring in one great revulsive stream, back on their own country; and with them crowds of

    The Last Man

  • The conversation is a playful one, but it does bespeak a mindset like that we encounter in some of Shakespeare's sonnets: sex is revulsive and brings on self-loathing.

    Shakespeare

  • At the official opening of last year's fair Mugabe said: "I find it extremely outrageous and repugnant to my human conscience that such immoral and revulsive organisations like those of homosexuals, who offend both against the law of nature and the morals of religious beliefs espoused by our society, should have any advocates in our midst and even elsewhere in the world."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • You should see the news dispatches and speeches carried by the bourgeois press, which euphorically, euphorically [repeats himself] state that socialism has ended, that it was a dream, an illusion; that all men should turn back to a shameful, revulsive capitalism.

    President Castro Dedicates Cienfuegos School

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