from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Causing abhorrence or disgust. See Synonyms at offensive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing abhorrence mixed with disgust; exciting extreme repugnance; loathsome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Given to revolt or sedition; rebellious.
  • Causing abhorrence or extreme disgust; shocking; repulsive.
  • Synonyms Disgusting, nauseating, offensive, abominable.

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

  • adj. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust


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  • Poirot had a particular routine when opening his morning correspondence. He picked up each letter, scrutinised it carefully and neatly slit the envelope open with his paper-cutter. Its contents were perused and then placed in one of four piles beyond the chololate-pot. (Poirot always drank chocolate for breakfast - a revolting habit.)

    -Dumb Witness, Agatha Christie

    January 1, 2010