Origin of revolting
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of revolt
Synonyms for revolt
Related Words for revoltingvile, loathsome, appalling, abhorrent, repugnant, repulsive, shocking, abominable, sickening, gross, foul, awful, distasteful, horrible, nasty, nauseous, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, offensive
Examples from the Web for revolting
Contemporary Examples of revolting
In the film, the humans have amassed a giant armory of weapons, which makes the apes very on-edge, and leads to them revolting.
To Helms, LGBT Americans were “weak, morally sick wretches,” and AIDS education was “obscene” and “revolting.”Ties to Secessionist Sympathizers? Don't Worry, Rand Paul Will Still Endorse You
December 17, 2013
To Helms, LGBT Americans were "weak, morally sick wretches," and AIDS education was "obscene" and "revolting."The Crazy Ted Cruz-Jesse Helms Connection
September 12, 2013
Guinn is mercifully sparing with the gory details, though nothing can make them anything less than revolting.The Making of a Monster: Charles Manson’s Childhood
August 3, 2013
If SarahPAC were a publicly traded company, its shareholders would be revolting.SarahPAC’s Sketchy Books
August 2, 2013
Historical Examples of revolting
It was something inside of me shuddering, and saying 'how revolting!'The Harbor
I was unable to restrain a shudder at the thought of this revolting contest.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
To think of them in control of the inner planets was revolting.
In the midst of one of these revolting paroxysms Spike breathed his last.
The bodies of the slain the savages had cut up in the most revolting manner.King Philip
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Word Origin for revolt
1590s, "that revolts, given to revolt, rebellious," present participle adjective from revolt (v.). Sense of "repulsive" is from 1806. Related: Revoltingly.
1550s, from Middle French révolte (c.1500), back formation from revolter (see revolt (v.)), or else from Italian rivolta.