revolting

[ ri-vohl-ting ]
/ rɪˈvoʊl tɪŋ /

adjective

disgusting; repulsive: a revolting sight.

Origin of revolting

First recorded in 1585–95; revolt + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM revolting

re·volt·ing·ly, adverbnon·re·volt·ing, adjectivenon·re·volt·ing·ly, adverbun·re·volt·ing, adjective

Definition for revolting (2 of 2)

revolt
[ ri-vohlt ]
/ rɪˈvoʊlt /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to affect with disgust or abhorrence: Such low behavior revolts me.

noun

the act of revolting; an insurrection or rebellion.
an expression or movement of spirited protest or dissent: a voter revolt at the polls.

Origin of revolt

1540–50; (v.) < Middle French revolter < Italian rivoltare to turn around < Vulgar Latin *revolvitāre, frequentative of Latin revolvere to roll back, unroll, revolve; (noun) < French révolte < Italian rivolta, derivative of rivoltare

OTHER WORDS FROM revolt

re·volt·er, nounun·re·volt·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH revolt

rebellion revolt revolution
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British Dictionary definitions for revolting (1 of 2)

revolting
/ (rɪˈvəʊltɪŋ) /

adjective

causing revulsion; nauseating, disgusting, or repulsive
informal unpleasant or nastythat dress is revolting

Derived forms of revolting

revoltingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for revolting (2 of 2)

revolt
/ (rɪˈvəʊlt) /

noun

a rebellion or uprising against authority
in revolt in the process or state of rebelling

verb

(intr) to rise up in rebellion against authority
(usually passive) to feel or cause to feel revulsion, disgust, or abhorrence

Derived forms of revolt

revolter, noun

Word Origin for revolt

C16: from French révolter to revolt, from Old Italian rivoltare to overturn, ultimately from Latin revolvere to roll back, revolve
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