repelling Definition

  • 1driving or forcing something away or back
  • 2causing disgust or aversion; repulsive

Using repelling: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "repelling" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The smell of the garbage was repelling.

  • Example

    The repellent sound of nails on a chalkboard made her cringe.

  • Example

    The idea of eating bugs is repelling to many people.

repelling Synonyms and Antonyms


Summary: repelling in Brief

The term 'repelling' [ri-pel-ing] describes something that drives or forces something away or back, or causes disgust or aversion. It is often used to describe unpleasant smells, sounds, or ideas, such as 'The smell of the garbage was repelling.' Synonyms include 'disgusting,' 'repugnant,' and 'revolting,' while antonyms include 'attractive' and 'appealing.'