repulsive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"repulsive" in British English

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repulsiveadjective

uk   us   /rɪˈpʌl.sɪv/
extremelyunpleasant or ​unacceptable: What a repulsive ​old man! I ​thinkrats and ​snakes are repulsive.
(Definition of repulsive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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repulsiveadjective

 us   /rɪˈpʌl·sɪv/
causing a ​feeling of ​strongdislike or ​disgust: a repulsive ​odor/​crime
(Definition of repulsive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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