Definition of repelling:
nauseating, loathsome, severe, vile, rebarbative, dirty, mischievous, puckish, ill-scented, repellent, disgusting, fetid, fouled, funky, offensive, smutty, unsavory, impish, prankish, queasy, sickening, skanky, foul-smelling, unholy, unsavoury, nauseous, loathly, unsportsmanlike, foul, marked-up, afoul, filthy, disgustful, smelly, repellant, unsporting, distasteful, pixilated, revolting, implike, foetid, cheating, noisome, resistant, sinful, terrible, stinking, yucky, cruddy, nasty, wicked, arch.
opposing (part of speech: verb)
- oppositional (part of speech: adjective)
- displeasing (part of speech: verb)
- repulsing (part of speech: verb)
- resisting (part of speech: verb)
- repulsive (part of speech: adjective)
Against this charge the extended order of the British troops would not permit them to offer an effectual resistance, and they were accordingly borne back to the very thicket upon the river's brink; where they maintained themselves with determined obstinacy, repelling all attempts to drive them through it; and frequently following, to within a short distance of the cannon's mouth, such parts of the enemy's line as gave way.- "The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815", G. R. Gleig.
- "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16", Robert Kerr.
407 It is not language in itself which is correct or forcible or elegant, but the mind that is embodied in it; and so it is not for a man to determine whether he will give his calculations or speeches or poems the desired qualities: the question is whether Nature has given him the intellectual and moral qualities which fit him for the work,- the intellectual power of observation and insight, the moral power of repelling the evil spirits that might hinder him from paying respect to truth.- "Maxims and Reflections", Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.