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Repellent or Repulsive?

Judy Vorfeld

“Repellent” and “Repulsive” both speak to dri­ving oth­ers away, but REPULSIVE is more REPULSIVE than REPELLENT is REPELLENT.

Repellent is more about distaste.

Repulsive is more about disgusting.

In good writ­ing, there are dis­tinct differences.


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