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Emotional ReactionPlay
Repulse in this context often describes a visceral, negative emotional response to something unpleasant. SlidePeople were repulsed by the foul smell coming from the trash.
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Intensity LevelPlay
The feeling of repulsion is stronger than simple dislike; it suggests a deep-seated aversion. SlideThe sight of cruelty towards animals repulses me deeply.
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Physical DiscomfortPlay
Use 'repulse' when the disgust sparks a physical reaction, like a shudder or the urge to look away. SlideHe was repulsed by the moldy food and had to turn away.