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repulsive

Physics concerned with, producing, or being a repulsion
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1) The result of the narrative voice focusing to such length and depth on the details of Maina and Meja eating dirt causes our repulsiveness to the description.
As the spanish medievalist Ana Echevarria has astutely pointed out, when the Alfonsine workshop described al-buraq in the Estoria de Espana, for instance, it went out of its way to represent the beast as somewhere between a holy spirit and an impressive mount for the well-appointed prophet, rather than the epitome of heterodoxy and repulsiveness. (5) In the broader manuscript tradition of medieval source texts on al-buraq, moreover, there is no evidence even of the passing concern with the beast found in the Estoria de Espana.
Any lesser actor would have reduced Eela to a grating figure but Kajol manages to dial down the repulsiveness to a decent degree.
The fact that this monstrosity is arrogantly perched on top of one of the most elegant, stylish pieces of architecture in the city only adds to its repulsiveness.
According to Minos, there were feelings of disgust and repulsiveness of BN by Malaysians and that included Sarawakians.
elimination of much of the unsightly repulsiveness that characterizes
The disgust may be enhanced but not biasedly based on the established concepts and instinctual repulsiveness in the first sight, rather, the unsettling newfound self-knowledge and self-deception, which discloses that the distinction between monsters and humans is arbitrary, blurry, or a matter of degree.
(196) Despite the obvious moral repulsiveness of the material, the Court painstakingly went through "the factual situation" before them and sought out the data "relevant and adequate to an informed judgment." (197) In just one footnote alone, eight studies were used to back up the Court's conclusions regarding the harm of the material.
For example, emotions like anger displayed by one negotiating party may induce feelings of fear or repulsiveness or retaliation in the other party, resulting in an impasse (Adler, Rosen, & Silverstein, 1998; Foo et al., 2004).
A heroic Russian agent sacrifices himself at the climax, which with its terror, irrational hatred, physical repulsiveness, supernatural psychological power, allusion to death in life, compulsion to destroy, with the imagery of storm and earthquake, with the blood, agony, darkness, and the final grotesque, violently cathartic death, is surely (if it is not a tautology) an extreme Gothic:
Just as opposite poles of a magnet attract each other, so did the repulsiveness of Mr.