Definition of revulsion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈvʌlʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvʌlʃn//
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[uncountable, singular] revulsion (at/against/from something) (formal) a strong feeling of disgust or horror synonym repugnance She felt a deep sense of revulsion at the violence. I started to feel a revulsion against their decadent lifestyle. Most people viewed the bombings with revulsion. see also revolt See related entries: Disgust Word Originmid 16th cent. (originally in a medical sense): from French, or from Latin revulsio(n-), from revuls- ‘torn out’, from the verb revellere (from re- ‘back’ + vellere ‘pull’). The current sense dates from the early 19th cent.Extra examples He was filled with hatred and revulsion for everything about her. She seems to feel revulsion towards her own children. The children shrank back from him in revulsion. The killing caused widespread revulsion. public revulsion against violence in our society
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