- disgusting; repulsive: a revolting sight.
Origin of revolting
- to break away from or rise against constituted authority, as by open rebellion; cast off allegiance or subjection to those in authority; rebel; mutiny: to revolt against the present government.
- to turn away in mental rebellion, utter disgust, or abhorrence (usually followed by from): He revolts from eating meat.
- to rebel in feeling (usually followed by against): to revolt against parental authority.
- to feel horror or aversion (usually followed by at): to revolt at the sight of blood.
- to affect with disgust or abhorrence: Such low behavior revolts me.
- the act of revolting; an insurrection or rebellion.
- an expression or movement of spirited protest or dissent: a voter revolt at the polls.
Origin of revolt
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Examples from the Web for revolting
In the film, the humans have amassed a giant armory of weapons, which makes the apes very on-edge, and leads to them revolting.
To Helms, LGBT Americans were “weak, morally sick wretches,” and AIDS education was “obscene” and “revolting.”Ties to Secessionist Sympathizers? Don't Worry, Rand Paul Will Still Endorse You
December 17, 2013
To Helms, LGBT Americans were "weak, morally sick wretches," and AIDS education was "obscene" and "revolting."The Crazy Ted Cruz-Jesse Helms Connection
September 12, 2013
Guinn is mercifully sparing with the gory details, though nothing can make them anything less than revolting.The Making of a Monster: Charles Manson’s Childhood
August 3, 2013
If SarahPAC were a publicly traded company, its shareholders would be revolting.SarahPAC’s Sketchy Books
August 2, 2013
It was something inside of me shuddering, and saying 'how revolting!'The Harbor
I was unable to restrain a shudder at the thought of this revolting contest.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
To think of them in control of the inner planets was revolting.
In the midst of one of these revolting paroxysms Spike breathed his last.
The bodies of the slain the savages had cut up in the most revolting manner.King Philip
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
- causing revulsion; nauseating, disgusting, or repulsive
- informal unpleasant or nastythat dress is revolting
- a rebellion or uprising against authority
- in revolt in the process or state of rebelling
- (intr) to rise up in rebellion against authority
- (usually passive) to feel or cause to feel revulsion, disgust, or abhorrence
Word Origin and History for revolting
1590s, "that revolts, given to revolt, rebellious," present participle adjective from revolt (v.). Sense of "repulsive" is from 1806. Related: Revoltingly.
1550s, from Middle French révolte (c.1500), back formation from revolter (see revolt (v.)), or else from Italian rivolta.