What are some alternative words for repellent?

Synonyms for repellent
rɪˈpɛl ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repellent, repellant(noun)

    a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water

    Synonyms:
    repellant

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, inoffensive, absorptive, absorbent

  2. repellent, repellant(noun)

    a chemical substance that repels animals

    Synonyms:
    repellant

    Antonyms:
    absorptive, inoffensive, absorbent, pleasant

  3. repellent, repellant(adj)

    the power to repel

    "she knew many repellents to his advances"

    Synonyms:
    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, 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, 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, immune, resistive, revolting, distasteful, disgustful, tolerant, foul, yucky, skanky, repellant, insubordinate

    Antonyms:
    absorbent, pleasant, absorptive, inoffensive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. repellent(a)

    Synonyms:
    repulsive, repelling

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    repellents, repulsive, repugnant, unattractive

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#6918terrible
#7066immune
#7683nasty
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#16820tolerant
#18616unpleasant
#19359filthy
#21751arrogant
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#24206sinful
#27379vile
#28701gloomy
#28746repellent
#30005smelly
#30054hateful
#34224unholy
#37338dreary
#38284resistive
#42256mischievous
#42416forbidding
#42658fouled
#43152repulsive
#45047stinking
#45066unattractive
#48458sickening
#53038austere
#53260repellents
#55326repugnant
#55808disagreeable
#56411distasteful
#58305revolting
#60499unkind
#62396repellant
#65966loathsome
#75889unsavory
#77107glum
#77749yucky
#80214repelling
#81217nauseous
#83921skanky
#86575queasy
#94915nauseating
#104208unsportsmanlike
#116654fetid
#125214impish
#140999smutty
#142674displeasing
#143949unsavoury
#160064cruddy
#179637insubordinate
#190598unsporting
#227568noisome
#231163pixilated
#251752crabbed
#305377puckish

How to use repellent in a sentence?

  1. Pina LoGiudice:

    They act as a repellent to the sun’s rays, creating a physical barrier rather than a chemical one.

  2. Brandi MacDonald:

    For all we know, maybe theyre just mining a whole bunch of bug repellent.

  3. Pedro Pierluisi:

    There is no reason for alarm, and the public should continue to take common sense steps to avoid mosquito bites, like using repellent and wearing long pants and shirts.

  4. Matt Sweat:

    He had maps, he had a certain amount of tools, he had bug repellent, he had wipes, he had Pop-Tarts.

  5. Margaret Chan:

    We feel that the risk of Zika infection is low for an individual, and it is manageable, as long as individuals take appropriate personal protective measures, including the use of a mosquito repellent, including wearing clothing that prevents mosquito bites.


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