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Synonyms for repellentrɪˈpɛl ənt

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  1. repellent, repellant(noun)

    a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water

    Synonyms:
    repellent, repellant

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, inoffensive, absorptive, absorbent

  2. repellent, repellant(noun)

    a chemical substance that repels animals

    Synonyms:
    repellent, repellant

    Antonyms:
    absorptive, inoffensive, absorbent, pleasant

  3. repellent, repellant(adj)

    the power to repel

    "she knew many repellents to his advances"

    Synonyms:
    repellent, repellant

    Antonyms:
    absorptive, absorbent, inoffensive, pleasant

  4. rebarbative, repellent, repellant(adj)

    serving or tending to repel

    "he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent"

    Synonyms:
    loathly, repellant, disgustful, rebarbative, disgusting, resistant, yucky, wicked, revolting, loathsome, foul, distasteful, repelling, repellent, skanky

    Antonyms:
    absorbent, pleasant, inoffensive, absorptive

  5. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    inoffensive, pleasant, absorbent, absorptive

  6. repellent, resistant(adj)

    incapable of absorbing or mixing with

    "a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water"

    Synonyms:
    resistant, wicked, loathly, rebarbative, repelling, disgusting, loathsome, repellent, immune, resistive, revolting, distasteful, disgustful, tolerant, foul, yucky, skanky, repellant, insubordinate

    Antonyms:
    absorbent, pleasant, absorptive, inoffensive

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List of paraphrases:

repellents, repulsive, repugnant, unattractive


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