Origin of repulsive
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He said he had found it repulsive, because to him it had advocated Islamic militancy.Religion, Race, and a Broadway Hit: The Making of ‘Disgraced’|Tim Teeman|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oh sure, the Super Bowl and all its macho imitators are commemorations of some repulsive male urge best ignored.
They absolutely must boycott this absurd, insane, sickening, repulsive, shameful, and at the same time shame-less circus.
Thomas refused to answer for a while, but now my curiosity was aroused about the repulsive young man below and I pressed him.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the film, a young schoolgirl in uniform calls Divine sick and repulsive.A Tribute to Divine, Hollywood’s Most Infamous Drag Queen|Jimmy So|October 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Peter Cauchon's face, at once striking and repulsive, betokens a mixture of audacity, wile and extraordinary stubbornness.The Executioner's Knife|Eugne Sue
In the meanwhile a repulsive scene was going on: a hand-to-hand struggle, invectives and screams.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916|Olga Metchnikoff
How could he bear that any of his former friends should look upon him degraded and repulsive of aspect?Nevermore|Rolf Boldrewood
This elasticity arises from the repulsive force of its particles, and is always equal to the compressive force which it balances.
And the aspect the said crowd presented to Poppy's overstrained nerves and exalted sensibility was repulsive.The Far Horizon|Lucas Malet
early 15c., "able to repel," from Middle French repulsif (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin repulsivus, from repuls-, past participle stem of repellere (see repel). The sense of "causing disgust" is first recorded 1816. Related: Repulsively; repulsiveness.