Origin of repellent
OTHER WORDS FROM repellent
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH repellentrepellent , repulsive
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How to use repellent in a sentence
He witnessed repellent people spreading images of child sexual exploitation, flooding an affiliated image board so thoroughly that it had to be shut down.TheDonald’s owner speaks out on why he finally pulled plug on hate-filled site|Craig Timberg, Drew Harwell|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Down is certainly a good product when used properly, packs down tighter than synthetic insulation, however, despite major advancements in moisture-repellent treatments for down, it’s just not as foolproof.
Questions have swirled about how such an important government building, with so many security agencies available to assist, could be overcome by a mob of people wielding bats, bear repellent, and brute force.Inspectors general of several federal agencies open sweeping review of security, intelligence surrounding Capitol attack|Devlin Barrett, Missy Ryan|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
The insects have a hard, water-repellent outer covering called a cuticle, and can typically float on a liquid — and sure enough, the insects floated and fed without a problem.Fire ants build little syphons out of sand to feed without drowning|Aayushi Pratap|October 20, 2020|Science News
A small strip of a water-repellent material separated the three sections, each treated with proteins to sense a different antibody.
Why do you think you were “an asperg-y movie fan…a jabbering repellent acolyte?”Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Turning now to blame the American people for that violence is especially repellent for this reason.
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
But nothing seemed to change the fact that the best repellent, for everyone else, was to have me around.Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why|Josh Dzieza|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The point is that sexual sleaze is more repellent when everyone can see it up close.
The images and pictures on the outside of the wall were made repellent, to keep strangers aloof.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
He was an exceedingly handsome man of perhaps forty years of age, and yet there was something repellent in his features.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
But Rosa had been too coy to Alfred's evident devotion—almost repellent at seasons.At Last|Marion Harland
It was trim and neat, indeed, and spotlessly clean; but it had the chill, repellent look of an uninhabited apartment.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
They had the curious tattooing on their cheeks, noses and foreheads, so that their appearance was repellent.Adrift on the Pacific|Edward S. Ellis