The act of repulsing or repelling, or the state of being repulsed or repelled.
A feeling of violent offence or disgust; repugnance.
The power, either inherent or due to some physical action, by which bodies, or the particles of bodies, are made to recede from each other, or to resist each other's nearer approach; as, molecular repulsion; electrical repulsion.
Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. William Blake
A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists. Honore de Balzac
I'm hooked on Polanski's films, his psychological thrillers. I love 'Rosemary's Baby,' I love 'Repulsion.' Vera Farmiga
I've always had a repulsion going in a place where animals are in captivity. Marion Cotillard
In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire, society might be said to be resolved into its original elements, - into hostile atoms, whose only movement was that of mutual repulsion. Edward Everett