verb (used with object), re·pelled, re·pel·ling.
verb (used without object), re·pelled, re·pel·ling.
Origin of repel
SYNONYMS FOR repel
Examples from the Web for repelling
The following extracts are quoted from the press of China, upon the subject of repelling the Ti-pings from Shanghae.Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh|Augustus F. Lindley
Glittering and glassy, they sparkled like ice—clear, sarcastic and repelling—and oh, how cold!The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I|Susanna Moodie
"Perhaps he prizes it for its own sake," Mrs. Gould said in a tone as if she were repelling an undeserved aspersion.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard|Joseph Conrad
That full-blooded, powerful temperament is the only nature capable of repelling the action of time.Beatrix|Honore de Balzac
She had no intimates of her own sex; with the women she was courteously distant, repelling and rather despising them.Desert Conquest|A. M. Chisholm