[ UK /ɹɪpˈɛlɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ɹəˈpɛɫɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ɹəˈpɛɫɪŋ/ ]
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
a disgusting smell
a loathsome disease
a wicked stench
the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
How To Use repelling In A Sentence
- Six years ago, Major Murray responded to the call of industry and business to organize and operate The Responsible Enterprise Movement, a point of reference for all agencies engaged in repelling the advance of Collectivism. The Only Way to Save Civilization
- Hence the decisive victory of Aliwal and its wonderful results and important aid in repelling the Sikh army at Sobraon and seizing the capital of his vaunted glory. The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.
- As the indigenous people in the video game, you're tasked with repelling the invaders and driving them back into the sea.
- Charter marks for repelling dust moved endlessly across them like the sheen of oil on water. LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR
- Though he was committed to the cause of preserving beauty and repelling ugliness, he was no dogmatist. Times, Sunday Times
- The increasing repelling power of the accelerated motion of the wheel may serve as an illustration of that which we call vigorous vibration, good vitality, natural immunity or recuperative power. Nature Cure
- WISCONSINITES SPLIT ON WALKER RECALL - A Wisconsin Public Radio / St. Norbert College survey finds that Wisconsin voters are evenly split on whether to recall Governor Scott Walker for the bill he supported that will likely downgrade state workers' health plans to a dally allowance of one doctor-repelling apple. HUFFPOST HILL - Ensign Investigation Won't End
- Exeter dug in in the face of pressure in the first half, at one stage repelling 18 phases on their line. Times, Sunday Times
- This leads to actually repelling waves of enemy soldiers and tanks that roll out of the forest towards you.
- They are not mine," said the amiable hostess, more repellingly than Heathcliff himself could have replied. Wuthering Heights