repulsive

Definitions:

Repelling; cold; forbidding.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Tending to repulse; cold; reserved; forbidding.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Repelling; forbidding; offensive.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Repulsiveness.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
That repulses or drives off: repelling: cold, reserved, forbidding.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Able to drive back; as, a repulsive movement; cold; forbidding; as, a repulsive manner; offensive; disgusting; as, a repulsive sight.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Repulsively.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adverb) (adv.) (adverb)

Usage examples:

The thought of shedding human blood was intensely repulsive to him.
- The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
We do not ask whether his reasoning be sound or false, but whether the vision be sublime or repulsive
- English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Stephen
It is somewhat significant that Dickens, in the " Old Curiosity Shop," 1840, makes that repulsive dwarf, Quilp, smoke cigars.
- The Social History of Smoking by G. L. Apperson