[ UK /ɹɪpˈʌls/ ]
[ US /ɹiˈpəɫs/ ]
  1. be repellent to; cause aversion in
  2. cause to move back by force or influence
    beat back the invaders
    push back the urge to smoke
    repel the enemy
  3. force or drive back
    fight off the onslaught
    repel the attacker
    rebuff the attack
  1. an instance of driving away or warding off
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How To Use repulse In A Sentence

  • Sue is hard and resilient and, though she is the film's embodiment of civilization in much the way Grace Kelly is High Noon's, she's neither frightened nor morally repulsed when violence erupts.
  • I am mystified and slightly repulsed. Times, Sunday Times
  • People are repulsed at the idea of limiting the amount of children someone can have, despite the fact that our schools, health care, and planet itself simply cannot support us.
  • I have always had a phobia about pregnancy and childbirth, the whole idea of it repulses me beyond belief.
  • The armed forces were prepared to repulse any attacks.
  • They'll see the yucky black emptiness inside, and they'll be repulsed and run away.
  • The labourers went quietly and steadily on with their work, as though it were a thing that had to be done; and when Jüchziger laid his hand on one and another of them, with the idea of hindering them by force, he soon found himself repulsed in no very gentle fashion. The Young Carpenters of Freiberg A Tale of the Thirty Years' War
  • Do not, for one repulse, give up the purpose that you resolved to effect. 
  • Do not, for one repulse, forgo the purpose that you resolved to effort. 
  • Defensive security is defined as a sufficiency of military and economic potentials of the state to repulse possible threats to its independence and territorial integrity.
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