If you say that something or someone is revolting, you mean you think they are horrible and disgusting.

The smell in the cell was revolting...

It was the most revolting thing I have ever tasted.


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  • Revolting — Re*volt ing, a. Causing abhorrence mixed with disgust; exciting extreme repugnance; loathsome; as, revolting cruelty. {Re*volt ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revolting — index bad (offensive), heinous, loathsome, lurid, objectionable, obnoxious, odious, offensive ( …   Law dictionary

  • revolting — *offensive, loathsome, repulsive, repugnant Analogous words: *horrible, horrid, horrific: repellent, distasteful, obnoxious, abhorrent (see REPUGNANT): odious, *hateful, abominable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • revolting — [adj] disgusting, nauseating abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, distasteful, foul, gross, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseous, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, offensive, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, rotten, shocking, sickening,… …   New thesaurus

  • revolting — [rivōl′tiŋ] adj. 1. engaged in revolt; rebellious 2. causing revulsion; disgusting; repulsive; offensive; loathsome revoltingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • revolting — adj. 1) revolting to 2) revolting to + inf. (it s revolting to contemplate such a possibility) 3) revolting that + clause (it s revolting that they use such obscene language) * * * [rɪ vəʊltɪŋ] revolting to revolting that + clause (it s revolting …   Combinatory dictionary

  • revolting — adjective Date: 1806 extremely offensive < revolting behavior > < a revolting odor > • revoltingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • revolting — re|volt|ing [rıˈvəultıŋ US ˈvoul ] adj extremely unpleasant = ↑disgusting ▪ The food was revolting! ▪ What a revolting colour! >revoltingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • revolting — adjective extremely unpleasant; disgusting: the revolting taste of sour milk | His leering glances were revolting to her. revoltingly adverb: Your socks are revoltingly dirty …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Revolting — Revolt Re*volt , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Revolted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revolting}.] [Cf. F. r[ e]voller, It. rivoltare. See {Revolt}, n.] 1. To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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