Re*pul"sive (-s?v), a. [Cf. F. r'epulsif.]

1.

Serving, or able, to repulse; repellent; as, a repulsive force.

Repulsive of his might the weapon stood. Pope.

2.

Cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners.

-- Re*pul"sive*ly, adv. -- Re*pul"sive*ness, n.

 

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