Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “repulsive”

repulsive

adjective     /rɪˈpʌlsɪv/
extremely unpleasant , especially to look at: a repulsive man with long , greasy hair Not attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant
(Definition of repulsive adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “repulsive” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

gastronomy

the art and knowledge involved in preparing and eating good food

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More