Origin of repulsion
Examples from the Web for repulsion
Repulsion by Polanski is one of my real inspirations of several of his films.
My dad and Carlos had another thing in common: their repulsion at sentimentality.My Father Sergio Muñoz Bata’s Friendship With Novelist Carlos Fuentes|Lorenza Muñoz|May 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Seeing it gave me the same feeling of unease and repulsion I had whenever witnessing self-flagellation.
Her face gave once more its little, shivering twist of anger and repulsion.The Island of Enchantment|Justus Miles Forman
He had to return to the conception of the individual particles of oxygen, nitrogen, and water, each a center of repulsion.An Introduction to the History of Science|Walter Libby
There certainly was not in his exterior any cause for repulsion.A Forgotten Hero|Emily Sarah Holt
"I shall never be like this beast," thought David with a shudder of repulsion and disgust.The Redemption of David Corson|Charles Frederic Goss
Because there is something stronger in me, conquering the repulsion.Makers of Madness|Hermann Hagedorn
British Dictionary definitions for repulsion
Word Origin and History for repulsion
early 15c., "repudiation," from Late Latin repulsionem (nominative repulsio) "a repelling," noun of action from past participle stem of repellere (see repel). Meaning "action of forcing or driving back" is attested from 1540s. Sense of "strong dislike" is from 1751.