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Synonyms for repulsion
rɪˈpʌl ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repulsion, repulsive force(noun)

    the force by which bodies repel one another

    Synonyms:
    repugnance, horror, repulsive force, standoff, revulsion

    Antonyms:
    attractive force, attraction

  2. repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, horror(noun)

    intense aversion

    Synonyms:
    repulsive force, inconsistency, horror, repugnance, revulsion, incompatibility, standoff, mutual exclusiveness

    Antonyms:
    attraction, attractive force

  3. repulsion, standoff(noun)

    the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand

    Synonyms:
    repulsive force, horror, repugnance, tie, standoff, draw, revulsion

    Antonyms:
    attractive force, attraction

Wiktionary

  1. repulsion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    attraction

  2. repulsion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    attraction

  3. repulsion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    attraction

  4. repulsion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    attraction

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. repulsion

    Antipathy, repugnance, and uncongeniality are instinctive; other forms of dislike may be acquired or cherished for cause. Uncongeniality is negative, a want of touch or sympathy. An antipathy to a person or thing is an instinctive recoil from connection or association with that person or thing, and may be physical or mental, or both. Antagonism may result from the necessity of circumstances; opposition may spring from conflicting views or interests; abhorrence and detestation may be the result of religious and moral training; distaste and disgust may be acquired; aversion is a deep and permanent dislike. A natural antipathy may give rise to opposition which may result in hatred and hostility. Compare ACRIMONY; ANGER; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    abhorrence, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, detestation, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, hostility, opposition, repugnance, uncongeniality

    Antonyms:
    affinity, agreement, attraction, congeniality, fellow-feeling, harmony, kindliness, regard, sympathy

    Preposition:
    Antipathy to (less frequently for or against) a person or thing; antipathy between or betwixt two persons or things.

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    revulsion, repugnance, repulsive, push

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3350draw
#3587push
#4260horror
#4607tie
#5349opposition
#13325hatred
#17397dislike
#21810hostility
#25838inconsistency
#28532disgust
#29456aversion
#31131standoff
#34286incompatibility
#43152repulsive
#48333antagonism
#53901repulsion
#61578distaste
#67348revulsion
#78152antipathy
#103154abhorrence
#143011repugnance
#206995detestation

How to use repulsion in a sentence?

  1. Laura Noel:

    I thought it was interesting to explore why people continue to smoke in the face of public repulsion.

  2. Louis-Ferdinand Céline:

    This instinctive repulsion which tradespeople inspire in men of sensitive feeling is one of the very rare consolations for being so impoverished which are given to those of us who don't sell anything to anybody.

  3. Bhagavad Gita:

    The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace.

  4. Salvador Dali:

    Repulsion is the sentry that guards the gate to all that we most desire.


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