repellent

All Adjective Noun
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  • Some, on whom she had never turned her eyes, called her repellent. Cited from Ideala, by Sarah Grand
  • The idea of her being a married woman had something in it repellent to me. Cited from The Two Destinies, by Wilkie Collins
  • There was nothing else in that world but these things, so repellent of one another. Cited from Entire PG Edition of William Dean Howells
  • So dead fell her broken hope that her face was repellent with the effort she made to support herself. Cited from Vittoria by George Meredith, v4
  • What if she were kind one minute and repellent the next? Cited from The Mystery of Metropolisville, by Edward Eggleston
  • Never had he been so repellent, never had she felt so hostile to him. Cited from Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig by Phillips
  • Yet he interested me; and there was something not entirely repellent to me about him. Cited from The Doctor's Dilemma, by Hesba Stretton
  • A half-tender, half-repellent expression came into the old man's face. Cited from Carnac's Folly, by G. Parker, v1
  • Apart from the repellent influence which is in work itself, you think that you will miss so much. Cited from The Recreations of A Country Parson, A. K. H. Boyd
  • It seemed to her, too, a hard face, too determined in expression, repellent almost. Cited from The Way of Ambition, by Robert Hichens
  • As for her, what he said was strange and repellent to her. Cited from The History of David Grieve, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The plants are typically red, and have very small water repellent leaves.
  • He had found the only way, and repellent though it might be to him, he must take it. Cited from Captain Blood, by Rafael Sabatini
  • So he again forced himself into a hard, repellent attitude of opposition. Cited from Atlantis, by Gerhart Hauptmann
  • She was as repellent to me as the rest of her class. Cited from The Rise of David Levinsky, by Abraham Cahan
  • Never, in all my reading, have I met with such repellent language. Cited from The Life of the Fly, by J. Henri Fabre
  • One thing we do know -- that, year after year, use is being found for the most repellent country. Cited from History of Australian Exploration,by Ernest Favenc
  • However, some plant-based repellents may provide effective relief as well.
  • She drew away, and stood a moment with her repellent fingers on his breast. Cited from Indian Summer, by William D. Howells
  • His face suddenly looked older, and seemed more dour, more repellent than before. Cited from The Nest of the Sparrowhawk, by Baroness Orczy
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Words starting with repellent

Meaning of repellent

  • noun A compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
  • noun A chemical substance that repels animals
  • noun The power to repel
    she knew many repellents to his advances