What is another word for repellent?

Synonyms for repellent
rɪˈpɛl əntre·pel·lent

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "repellent":

    repellents, repulsive, repugnant, unattractive

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4328dirty
#5709resistant
#6146arch
#6274offensive
#6918terrible
#7066immune
#7683nasty
#8459wicked
#9379funky
#9718foul
#11437harsh
#14856grim
#16820tolerant
#18616unpleasant
#19359filthy
#21751arrogant
#21931disgusting
#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. Brandi MacDonald:

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

  2. John Anderson:

    It's all about the absolute basics of personal hygiene. No windows open, full spray repellent and not putting yourself near water at night because that's when mosquitoes bite, in the slalom there is no stagnant water at all, it's crystal clear and chlorinated. But the sprint course is a natural lake in the middle of Rio so when the sun goes down, if you're there, there will be mosquitoes about.

  3. Pina LoGiudice:

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

  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. Matt Sweat:

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


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