revolting

  • 1 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

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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 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,… …

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

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  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 revolting — adjective Date: 1806 extremely offensive < revolting behavior > < a revolting odor > • revoltingly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 revolting — revoltingly, adv. /ri vohl ting/, adj. 1. disgusting; repulsive: a revolting sight. 2. rebellious. [1585 95; REVOLT + ING2] * * * …

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  • 13 revolting — 1. noun The action of the verb to revolt in the disgust or repel sense only. A revolution is the only noun form for an anti government uprising. 2. adjective That which revolts or is repelling. The most revolting smell was coming from the drains …

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  • 14 revolting — re|volt|ing [ rı voultıŋ ] adjective extremely unpleasant: DISGUSTING: The food looked absolutely revolting …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 revolting — adjective a number of revolting items in their refrigerator Syn: disgusting, sickening, nauseating, stomach turning, stomach churning, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, appalling, abominable, hideous, horrible, awful, dreadful, terrible, obnoxious …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 revolting — UK [rɪˈvəʊltɪŋ] / US [rɪˈvoʊltɪŋ] adjective extremely unpleasant The food looked absolutely revolting …

    English dictionary

  • 17 revolting — revolt ► VERB 1) rebel against or defy an authority. 2) cause to feel disgust. ► NOUN ▪ an act of rebellion or defiance. DERIVATIVES revolting adjective. ORIGIN French révolter, from Latin revolvere roll back …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 revolting — Synonyms and related words: abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, base, beastly, below contempt, beneath contempt, contemptible, crude, despicable, detestable, disagreeable, disgusting, dreadful, execrable, fetid, forbidding, foul, frightful,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 revolting — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. disgusting, repellent, loathsome, repulsive. See uncleanness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. disgusting, loathsome, repulsive; see offensive 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. disgusting, repulsive …

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  • 20 revolting — re volt·ing || rɪ vəʊltɪŋ adj. rebellious, mutinous, challenging authority; nauseating, disgusting; repulsive re·volt || rɪ vəʊlt n. rebellion, uprising, insurrection; act of protest v. rebel, rise up against authority; shock, cause… …

    English contemporary dictionary