a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
a chemical substance that repels animals
the power to repel
"she knew many repellents to his advances"
rebarbative, repellent, repellant(adj)
serving or tending to repel
"he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent"
disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky(adj)
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
"a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"
filthy, noisome, fetid, nauseous, revolting, nauseating, marked-up, foul, implike, repellent, mischievous, arch, sickening, dirty, unsavoury, distasteful, offensive, cruddy, rebarbative, ill-scented, foetid, vile, severe, sinful, pixilated, disgustful, stinking, resistant, disgusting, afoul(ip), smelly, cheating(a), foul-smelling, loathsome, prankish, wicked, yucky, unsportsmanlike, unholy, skanky, nasty, unsporting, terrible, impish, funky, smutty, repelling, loathly, unsavory, fouled, puckish, queasy, repellant
incapable of absorbing or mixing with
"a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water"
resistant, wicked, loathly, rebarbative, repelling, disgusting, loathsome, repellent, immune, resistive, revolting, distasteful, disgustful, tolerant, foul, yucky, skanky, repellant, insubordinate
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Translations for repellent
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- repel·lentCatalan, Valencian
- repulsivo, impermeable, repelenteSpanish
- hyönteiskarkote, vastenmielinen, kuvottava, karkote, kestäväFinnish
- ola ana-chuileagScottish Gaelic
- respingător, antipatic, antipatică, repulsivRomanian
- отталкивающий, отвратительный, непроницаемый, репеллентRussian
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