[ ree-bahr-buh-tiv ]
/ riˈbɑr bə tɪv /
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causing annoyance, irritation, or aversion; repellent.
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Again, they hope to find this one rather less rebarbative than Law or Mathematics.'I Believe' and other essays|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for rebarbative
/ (rɪˈbɑːbətɪv) /
Word Origin for rebarbative
C19: from French rébarbatif, from Old French rebarber to repel (an enemy), to withstand (him) face to face, from re- + barbe beard, from Latin barba
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