repulsed Definition

  • 1to feel disgust or intense dislike towards something or someone
  • 2to drive back or keep away

Using repulsed: Examples

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

  • Example

    I was repulsed by the smell of the garbage.

  • Example

    The idea of eating snails repulses me.

  • Example

    The army repulsed the enemy's attack.

  • Example

    The repellent spray repulsed the mosquitoes.

repulsed Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with repulsed

  • feeling disgusted or intensely disliking something or someone


    She was repulsed by the sight of the dead animals.

  • to drive back or keep away an attack


    The army successfully repulsed the enemy's attack.

  • behavior that is extremely unpleasant, offensive, or disgusting


    His repulsive behavior made everyone uncomfortable.


Summary: repulsed in Brief

To be 'repulsed' [riˈpʌlst] means to feel intense disgust or dislike towards something or someone. It can also mean to drive back or keep away, as in 'The army repulsed the enemy's attack.' The verb is often used with prepositions like 'by,' as in 'She was repulsed by the sight of the dead animals.' Synonyms include 'disgusted' and 'revolted,' while antonyms include 'attracted' and 'enticed.'