Definition of revulsion :
1. A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal.
2. A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change; - applied to the feelings.
3. The act of turning or diverting any disease from one part of the body to another. It resembles derivation, but is usually applied to a more active form of counter irritation.
horror, mutual exclusiveness, nausea, incompatibility, repulsive force, antagonism, objection, abomination, distaste, study at aversion, abhorrence, repulsion, dislike, contempt, antipathy, standoff, repellency, enmity, repellence, detestation, animosity, love, disgust, loathing, aversion, hatred, repugnance, inconsistency, repugnancy, hate
- Even while he was speaking, with a quick revulsion of feeling he rose to his feet, with a certain return of his natural dignity, and said, " But they sha'n't take me! - "Not Pretty, But Precious", John Hay, et al..
- Fleda stood a moment motionless, and then by some curious revulsion of feeling, put both her hands to her face and burst into tears. - "Queechy, Volume II", Elizabeth Wetherell.
- But then there came a sudden revulsion. - "The Green Flag", Arthur Conan Doyle.