- repeating decimal,
- repeating firearm,
Origin of repellent
Examples from the Web for repellent
This she did (we are not told how), and Beethoven reacted with ‘repellent coldness’.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer|John Suchet|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At first it seems the repellent extends to the men in her life.Lorraine Adams Reviews ‘Our Lady of Alice Bhatti’ by Mohammed Hanif|Lorraine Adams|May 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Among those matriarchs are countless Italian women who have told me that they find our own sexual politics “repellent” and “sad.”Berlusconi Exits, and an Era of Sexist Buffoonery Is Over|Lawrence Osborne|November 17, 2011|DAILY BEAST
As much as America finds President Zardari repellent, we in Pakisan do, too.
Meg was solitary, and in her solitude she grew defiant and repellent.Meg's Friend|Alice Abigail Corkran
The very atmosphere that permeated this hole between the hills was at once forbidding, repellent and sinister.The Red Debt|Everett MacDonald
Very seldom are they graded with care—a repellent harshness marks them.Chats on Japanese Prints|Arthur Davison Ficke
But yet she was less cold and repellent to him than she had once been.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
Everything within and around him seemed confused, senseless, and repellent.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
noun Also: repellant
also repellant, 1640s, from Latin repellentem (nominative repelens), present participle of repellere (see repel). Originally of medicines (that reduced tumors); meaning "distasteful, disagreeable" first recorded 1797.
also repellant, 1660s, "medicine that reduces tumors," from repellent (adj.). As "substance that repels insects," 1908.