Origin of repulsion
Related Words for repulsiondistaste, loathing, malice, revulsion, denial, abhorrence, repugnance, revolt, horror, detestation, abomination, resentment, refusal, aversion, snub, antipathy, hate, rebuff, disrelish, repugnancy
Examples from the Web for repulsion
Contemporary Examples of repulsion
Repulsion by Polanski is one of my real inspirations of several of his films.Wes Craven's Favorite Scary Movies
October 30, 2014
My dad and Carlos had another thing in common: their repulsion at sentimentality.My Father Sergio Muñoz Bata’s Friendship With Novelist Carlos Fuentes
May 16, 2012
Seeing it gave me the same feeling of unease and repulsion I had whenever witnessing self-flagellation.The Hip Hop Inauguration
December 19, 2008
Historical Examples of repulsion
The gravity-plates for repulsion were those in the helmet; for attraction, those in the boot-soles.The Bluff of the Hawk
A sort of repulsion and attraction separated and kept them together at the same time.Therese Raquin
If the good is there, so is the evil; if the affinity, so the repulsion; if the force, so the limitation.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"His people, though," thought Roma, and so she conquered her repulsion.
"No, thank you," she replied, and she was surprised at herself that she experienced no repulsion.
- a feeling of disgust or aversion
- physics a force tending to separate two objects, such as the force between two like electric charges or magnetic poles
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.
- The act of repelling or driving apart.
- A feeling of extreme dislike.
- The tendency of particles or bodies of the same electric charge or magnetic polarity to separate.