repulse
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɹɪˈpʌls/
Verb

repulse (repulses, present participle repulsing; past and past participle repulsed)

  1. (transitive) To repel or drive back.
    to repulse an assault; to repulse the enemy
  2. (transitive) To reject or rebuff.
    to repulse a suitor
  3. (transitive) To cause revulsion in.
    The smell of rotting food repulsed me.
    I find your conduct reprehensible, disgusting, and it repulses me, the way a mongoose repulses a snake.
Translations
  • Russian: отража́ть
Translations
  • Russian: отка́зывать
Translations
  • Russian: отта́лкивать
  • Spanish: repulsar
Noun

repulse (plural repulses)

  1. the act of repulsing or the state of being repulsed
  2. refusal, rejection or repulsion
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