Synonyms of repellent


1. repellent, repellant, compound, chemical compound

usage: a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water

2. repellent, repellant, compound, chemical compound

usage: a chemical substance that repels animals

3. repellent, repellant, power, powerfulness

usage: the power to repel; "she knew many repellents to his advances"


1. rebarbative, repellent, repellant, unpleasant (vs. pleasant)

usage: serving or tending to repel; "he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent"

2. disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky, offensive (vs. inoffensive)

usage: highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"

3. repellent, resistant, nonabsorbent (vs. absorbent), nonabsorptive

usage: incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water"

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Definition and meaning of repellent (Dictionary)