adjective Date: 1806 extremely offensive <
revolting behavior
a revolting odor
revoltingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Revolting — Re*volt ing, a. Causing abhorrence mixed with disgust; exciting extreme repugnance; loathsome; as, revolting cruelty. {Re*volt ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revolting — index bad (offensive), heinous, loathsome, lurid, objectionable, obnoxious, odious, offensive ( …   Law dictionary

  • revolting — *offensive, loathsome, repulsive, repugnant Analogous words: *horrible, horrid, horrific: repellent, distasteful, obnoxious, abhorrent (see REPUGNANT): odious, *hateful, abominable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • revolting — [adj] disgusting, nauseating abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, distasteful, foul, gross, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseous, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, offensive, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, rotten, shocking, sickening,… …   New thesaurus

  • revolting — [rivōl′tiŋ] adj. 1. engaged in revolt; rebellious 2. causing revulsion; disgusting; repulsive; offensive; loathsome revoltingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • revolting — adj. 1) revolting to 2) revolting to + inf. (it s revolting to contemplate such a possibility) 3) revolting that + clause (it s revolting that they use such obscene language) * * * [rɪ vəʊltɪŋ] revolting to revolting that + clause (it s revolting …   Combinatory dictionary

  • revolting — [[t]rɪvo͟ʊltɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that something or someone is revolting, you mean you think they are horrible and disgusting. The smell in the cell was revolting... It was the most revolting thing I have ever tasted. Syn: disgusting …   English dictionary

  • revolting — re|volt|ing [rıˈvəultıŋ US ˈvoul ] adj extremely unpleasant = ↑disgusting ▪ The food was revolting! ▪ What a revolting colour! >revoltingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • revolting — adjective extremely unpleasant; disgusting: the revolting taste of sour milk | His leering glances were revolting to her. revoltingly adverb: Your socks are revoltingly dirty …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Revolting — Revolt Re*volt , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Revolted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revolting}.] [Cf. F. r[ e]voller, It. rivoltare. See {Revolt}, n.] 1. To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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