Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun repellent

3 senses of repellent

Sense 1
repellent, repellant -- (a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water)
       => compound, chemical compound -- ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

Sense 2
repellent, repellant -- (a chemical substance that repels animals)
       => compound, chemical compound -- ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

Sense 3
repellent, repellant -- (the power to repel; "she knew many repellents to his advances")
       => power, powerfulness -- (possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade")

Antonyms of adj repellent

3 senses of repellent

Sense 1
rebarbative, repellent, repellant -- (serving or tending to repel; "he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent")

INDIRECT (VIA unpleasant) -> pleasant -- (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations")

Sense 2
disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA offensive) -> inoffensive -- (giving no offense; "a quiet inoffensive man"; "a refreshing inoffensive stimulant")

Sense 3
repellent, resistant -- (incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water")

INDIRECT (VIA nonabsorbent) -> absorbent, absorptive -- (having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge")

Similarity of adj repellent

3 senses of repellent

Sense 1
rebarbative, repellent, repellant -- (serving or tending to repel; "he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent")
       => unpleasant (vs. pleasant) -- (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors")

Sense 2
disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky -- (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")
       => offensive (vs. inoffensive) -- (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors")

Sense 3
repellent, resistant -- (incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water")
       => nonabsorbent (vs. absorbent), nonabsorptive -- (not capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids))

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