Associations to the word «Repulse»
REPULSE, verb. To repel or drive back
REPULSE, verb. To reject or rebuff
REPULSE, verb. To cause revulsion
REPULSE, noun. The act of repulsing or the state of being repulsed
REPULSE, noun. Refusal, rejection or repulsion
REPULSE, noun. An instance of driving away or warding off.
REPULSE, verb. Force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack".
REPULSE, verb. Be repellent to; cause aversion in.
REPULSE, verb. Cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders".
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.