Re*pul"sive (-s?v), a. [Cf. F. r'epulsif.]
Serving, or able, to repulse; repellent; as, a repulsive force.
Repulsive of his might the weapon stood.
Cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners.
-- Re*pul"sive*ly, adv. -- Re*pul"sive*ness, n.
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