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Synonyms for repellent
rɪˈpɛl əntre·pel·lent

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  1. repellent, repellantnoun

    a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water

    Synonyms:
    repellant

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, inoffensive, absorptive, absorbent

  2. repellent, repellantnoun

    a chemical substance that repels animals

    Synonyms:
    repellant

    Antonyms:
    absorptive, inoffensive, absorbent, pleasant

  3. repellent, repellantadjective

    the power to repel

    "she knew many repellents to his advances"

    Synonyms:
    repellant

    Antonyms:
    absorptive, absorbent, inoffensive, pleasant

  4. rebarbative, repellent, repellantadjective

    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, yuckyadjective

    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, resistantadjective

    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

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  1. repellentadjective

    Synonyms:
    repulsive, repelling

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  1. List of paraphrases for "repellent":

    repellents, repulsive, repugnant, unattractive

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#6274offensive
#6918terrible
#7066immune
#7683nasty
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#19359filthy
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#21931disgusting
#24206sinful
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#28701gloomy
#28746repellent
#30005smelly
#30054hateful
#34224unholy
#37338dreary
#38284resistive
#42256mischievous
#42416forbidding
#42658fouled
#43152repulsive
#45047stinking
#45066unattractive
#48458sickening
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#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. Daniel Pastula:

    It has to be insect repellent that is actually shown to work. Things with DEET or picaridin or IR3535 are the recommended ones, according to the EPA and the CDC, essentially, you don't need to worry about Powassan if you don't get bit by a tick.

  2. Inspector General Setyo Wasisto:

    They( bootleggers and their distributors) are part of a close knit community. Sometimes, when police come to check on a tip they have already put the bootleg alcohol away. They know who their customers are when they come. It's much like a clandestine narcotics network, in the past, bootleg alcohol was found to be a mixture of alcohol and energy drinks. Some are a mix of pure alcohol, carbonated drinks and an ingredient used in anti-mosquito repellent.

  3. Nancy Messonnier:

    As we work to better understand what's causing AFM, parents can help protect their children by washing your hands, staying up to date on recommended vaccines and using insect repellent to prevent mosquito bites.

  4. Gillam Deputy Mayor John McDonald:

    We have sandflies, black flies, mosquitoes, horseflies, let me say if we were parked on a side street and we were having a conversation outside, and you didn't have any insect repellent on, or any long sleeves -- let's just say that we would cut our conversation short.

  5. So I Married an Axe Murderer:

    Harriet Do you actually like haggis Charlie No, I think it's repellent in every way. In fact, I think most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.


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