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repulsion

noun

1 repulsion

The force by which bodies repel one another.

synonym: repulsive force.

Roget 289: repulsion; driving from etc. v.; repulse, abduction.    magnetic repulsion, magnetic levitation; antigravity.   



2 repulsion

Intense aversion.

synonyms: horror, repugnance, revulsion.

Dutch: afgrijzen, afkeer, afschuw, aversie, gruwel

3 repulsion

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

synonym: standoff.


Moby thesaurus: abhorrence, abomination, allergy, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, challenge, cold sweat, combative reaction, complaint, counteraction, creeping flesh, defiance, demur, detestation, disgust, dispute, dissent, dissentience, enmity ... show more.

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