When Letterman is producing great television—as he did after September 11—they could tolerate the repulsive behavior.
The thought of her mailing the check was so repulsive I stopped eating the mangoes cold.
“Politicizing this is repulsive,” Rebecca Mansour wrote on her Twitter page.
Oh sure, the Super Bowl and all its macho imitators are commemorations of some repulsive male urge best ignored.
This twisted defense of colonialism is as repulsive as it is supremacist and archaic.
Emilie went up cordially to Miss Webster, and was not prepared for the repulsive reception with which she met.
We have seen (Art. 77) that light possesses a repulsive power.
The last phase of the movement he had followed since May 6th, 1789, was too repulsive.
If the attractive force is doubled, then the repulsive force is doubled.
The intrusion of the abnormal side of Viola's life seemed at the moment not merely inopportune but repulsive.
early 15c., "able to repel," from Middle French repulsif (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin repulsivus, from repuls-, past participle stem of repellere (see repel). The sense of "causing disgust" is first recorded 1816. Related: Repulsively; repulsiveness.