Origin of revulsion
Examples from the Web for revulsion
As a wave of revulsion spread across the internet, he began to backtrack.British Politician Threatens To Punch Muslim Woman in the Throat|Nico Hines|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wizner said he understood the revulsion: The interchange looked like cheap agitprop.
“I think I would like for people to feel a mix of revulsion and attraction, that would be nice,” says Lobo.Sexually-Charged Napalm Sculptures Debut at Gallery Diet in Miami|Ann Binlot|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Will Rachel gain admission to Fantasy Island (i.e., upper-crust Singapore) or be booted off, or flee in revulsion?
Amid the revulsion at the earlier horror of the clip, this became a mere background detail.
The revulsion of feeling among the keenly-wrought-up men was almost painful.Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6)|John McElroy
The revulsion of feeling, the unspeakable horror, the remorse, was more than I could bear.Green Mansions|W. H. Hudson
"I'm glad Jeff didn't tell you," said Westover, with a revulsion of good feeling toward him.The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete|William Dean Howells
Then a revulsion of feeling occurred; Rolando was asked to return, and full satisfaction was promised.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II|Henry Charles Lea
Then a revulsion of feeling came to him and he saw the ludicrous side of the situation.The Story of the Foss River Ranch|Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for revulsion
Word Origin for revulsion
Word Origin and History for revulsion
1540s, as a medical term, from Middle French revulsion (16c.) or directly from Latin revulsionem (nominative revulsio) "a tearing off, act of pulling away," noun of action from past participle stem of revellere "to pull away," from re- "away" (see re-) + vellere "to tear, pull," from PIE *wel- "to tear, pull." The meaning "sudden reaction of disgust" is first attested 1816.