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  • n. The characteristic of being repulsive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being repulsive or forbidding.

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

  • n. the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions


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  • What I sensed behind in those eyes chilled me with its repulsiveness and strangeness.


  • Sure looks that way at the start, as we encounter an especially slimy Michael McKean relishing his repulsiveness as the predatory producer of a crap-tastic train wreck titled Showgirls, featuring young hopefuls who would do "whatever it takes" to land the starring role in a Broadway musical.

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  • When he calls a slim and attractive girl — someone like Ireland — a pig, he is using the word in another sense, one that suggests a particularly feminine kind of repulsiveness.

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  • The all-round repulsiveness of the Jewish woman is still common cultural currency, as throw-away lines inThe Social Network demonstrate.

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  • About the repulsiveness of Dickens's Fagin in "Oliver Twist" there can be no debate, though the author did try to make amends in later editions by removing some of the references to Fagin's Jewishness.

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  • For more bad behavior, including transcendent new repulsiveness from Rush Limbaugh, click here.

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  • Their repulsiveness (evil) is in stark contrast with the beauty of Claymores (good), who just happen to be blonde women, one and all of them, without exception.

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  • Remember that – the comedy, featuring debauched "crones", by which I mean characters definitely over 40, exhibiting the kind of wrinkly, female repulsiveness that shouldn't be allowed on to the nation's screens?

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  • In order to get the perfect combination of unattractiveness and repulsiveness, the special effects team that worked on the film built a complicated computer program that could simulate what it would look like if you stuck Anjelica Huston in a microwave, pulled out whatever was left of her, and then stuck bunny ears on that.

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  • I tried to look away, but my eyes stayed with the drawing, fascinated by the force of its repulsiveness.

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