Synonyms of repulse in English:

repulse


See definition of repulse

verb

1‘the rebels made another assault on the Secretariat and were again repulsed’

SYNONYMS
repel, drive back, drive away, fight back, fight off, put to flight, force back, beat off, beat back, push back, thrust back
ward off, hold off, stave off, fend off
foil, check, frustrate
British see off
informal send packing
archaic rebut

2‘she tried to show him affection, but was repulsed’

SYNONYMS
rebuff, reject, spurn, snub, disdain, give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder
informal give someone the brush-off, freeze out, stiff-arm
British informal knock back
North American informal give someone the bum's rush, give someone the brush
Australian informal snout
informal, dated give someone the go-by
ANTONYMS

welcome

3‘his bid for the company was repulsed’

SYNONYMS
reject, turn down, refuse, decline, say no to
informal give the thumbs down to
ANTONYMS

accept

4‘the thought of spicy pickled cabbage repulsed me’

SYNONYMS
revolt, disgust, repel, sicken, nauseate, make someone feel sick, turn someone's stomach, be repulsive to, be extremely distasteful to, make shudder, be repugnant to, make someone's flesh creep, make someone's skin crawl, make someone's gorge rise, offend, horrify
informal turn off, give someone the creeps, make someone want to throw up
North American informal gross out
ANTONYMS

delight


noun

1‘the repulse of the Austrian attack’

SYNONYMS
repelling, driving back, putting to flight
warding off, holding off
defeat, check, foiling, frustration
rare repulsion

2‘he was, no doubt, mortified by this repulse’

SYNONYMS
rebuff, rejection, snub, slight, repudiation, spurning, cold-shouldering, discouragement
informal brush-off, knock-back, kick in the teeth, slap in the face, smack in the face, smack in the eye