Definition of Rebarbative

1. Adjective. Serving or tending to repel. "I find his obsequiousness repellent"

Exact synonyms: Repellant, Repellent
Similar to: Unpleasant
Derivative terms: Repel, Repel, Repellant, Repellent, Repellent, Repellent



Definition of Rebarbative

1. Adjective. (context: of a person) irritating, repellent ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rebarbative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rebarbative

rebaptisations
rebaptism
rebaptisms
rebaptize
rebaptized
rebaptizer
rebaptizers
rebaptizes
rebaptizing
rebar
rebarbarization
rebarbarize
rebarbarized
rebarbarizes
rebarbarizing
rebarbative (current term)
rebarbatively
rebars
rebase
rebased
rebaseline
rebaselined
rebaselines
rebaselining
rebasing
rebate
rebate plane
rebated
rebatement
rebatements

Literary usage of Rebarbative

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1. The Letters of Henry James by Henry James (1920)
"The question bristles for me, with the rebarbative; but my prejudices and dearest traditions are all on the side of the system that has "made England ..."

2. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1905)
"... the young lady to a hospital, where the surgeon was rebarbative and did not conceal his injurious suspicions. I never knew that if yells of ' Murder ! ..."

3. Emil Von Behring: Infectious Disease, Immunology, Serum Therapy by Derek S. Linton (2005)
"... argumentativeness rebarbative.7 Behring entered into friendly relations with a number of members of the medical faculty, including the internists ..."

4. Abbotsholme by Cecil Reddie (1900)
"... pas encore ete demontre qu'un college doive necessairement avoir une apparence rebarbative. Cette impression persiste, quand on penetre a l'interieur. ..."

5. Inaugural Lecture on the Study of History by Charles William Chadwick Oman (1906)
"... compels them to offer some Honour School, and they hope to find this one rather less rebarbative than Law or Mathematics, Theology or Physical Science. ..."

6. The Praxis of Alain Badiou by Paul Ashton, A J Bartlett, Justin Clemens (2006)
"... English possessive, retaining the irreducible ambiguity of the genitive. Second, Worlds' Logics is such a rebarbative syn- ..."

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