Definition of repulsiveness:
Synonyms for repulsiveness:
ghastliness, dreadfulness, sin, lousiness, iniquity, awfulness, gruesomeness, atrociousness, frightfulness, grisliness, sliminess, immorality, horridness, dark, vileness, pediculosis, loathsomeness, darkness.
- evil (part of speech: noun)
vulgarity (part of speech: noun)
- ugliness (part of speech: noun)
In truth, when looked at closely, the spider really showed that a care and art had been bestowed upon his make, not merely as regards curiosity, but absolute beauty, that seemed to indicate that he must be a rather distinguished creature in the view of Providence; so variegated was he with a thousand minute spots, spots of color, glorious radiance, and such a brilliance was attained by many conglomerated brilliancies; and it was very strange that all this care was bestowed on a creature that, probably, had never been carefully considered except by the two pair of eyes that were now upon it; and that, in spite of its beauty and magnificence, could only be looked at with an effort to overcome the mysterious repulsiveness of its presence; for all the time that Septimius looked and admired, he still hated the thing, and thought it wrong that it was ever born, and wished that it could be annihilated.- "Septimius Felton or, The Elixir of Life", Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The scant, reddish product of Pilzer's cheeks, leaving bare the liver patch, only accentuated its repulsiveness and a savagery in his voice and look which was no longer latent under the conventional discipline of every- day existence.- "The Last Shot", Frederick Palmer.
And so, Nekhludoff, feeling all the repulsiveness of what he had done, felt also the powerful hand of the Master, but he did not feel the whole significance of his action yet and would not recognise the Master's hand.- "Resurrection", Maude, Louise Shanks.