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  • aversion — [ə vʉr′zhən, ə vʉr′shən] n. [L aversio < aversus, pp. of avertere: see AVERT] 1. Obs. the act of turning away 2. an intense or definite dislike; antipathy; repugnance 3. the object arousing such dislike SYN. AVERSION and ANTIPATHY both imply… …   English World dictionary

  • repulsive — I adjective abhorrent, abominable, appalling, arousing aversion, beastly, contemptible, despicable, detestable, dirty, disagreeable, disgusting, disliked, displeasing, distasteful, dreadful, execrable, fearful, feculent, filthy, foedus,… …   Law dictionary

  • repulsive — adjective Date: 1594 1. serving or able to repulse < repulsive force > 2. tending to repel or reject ; cold, forbidding 3. arousing aversion or disgust < repulsive crimes > • repulsively adverb • repulsiveness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • repellent — I. adjective also repellant Etymology: Latin repellent , repellens, present participle of repellere Date: 1643 1. serving or tending to drive away or ward off often used in combination < a mosquito repellent spray > 2. arousing aversion or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disgusting — adj. arousing aversion or indignation (disgusting behaviour). Derivatives: disgustingly adv. disgustingness n …   Useful english dictionary

  • distasteful — adjective 1. not pleasing in odor or taste • Syn: ↑unsavory, ↑unsavoury • Similar to: ↑unpalatable • Derivationally related forms: ↑unsavoriness (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • loathly — adjective highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust a disgusting smell distasteful language a loathsome disease the idea of eating meat is repellent to me revolting food a wicked stench • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • repellant — I noun 1. a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water • Syn: ↑repellent • Derivationally related forms: ↑repellent (for: ↑repellent) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • repelling — adjective highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust a disgusting smell distasteful language a loathsome disease the idea of eating meat is repellent to me revolting food a wicked stench • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • skanky — adjective highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust a disgusting smell distasteful language a loathsome disease the idea of eating meat is repellent to me revolting food a wicked stench • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary