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1. water-repellent

adjective. ['ˈwɔtɝrɪˈpɛlənt'] hindering the penetration of water.

Synonyms

  • water-resistant

Antonyms

  • leaky
  • pervious

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Words that Rhyme with Insect Repellent

  • water-repellent
  • propellant

Example sentences of the word insect-repellent


1. Noun Phrase
Apply tick and insect repellent before you leave on your walk, excluding your face.

2. Noun Phrase
Some people use black walnuts as a home remedy; they believe it serves as an insect repellent.

3. Noun Phrase
Take insect repellent for both the body and for the campsite, such as citronella candles.

4. Noun Phrase
It can be tough to sort out the varying opinions on using marigolds as an insect repellent.

2. repellent

adjective. ['rɪˈpɛlənt'] incapable of absorbing or mixing with.

Synonyms

  • nonabsorptive
  • nonabsorbent

Antonyms

  • wholesome
  • palatable
  • good

Etymology

  • repellens (Latin)

3. repellent

adjective. ['rɪˈpɛlənt'] serving or tending to repel.

Synonyms

  • rebarbative
  • repellant

Antonyms

  • harmless
  • respectful
  • savory

Etymology

  • repellens (Latin)

4. repellent

adjective. ['rɪˈpɛlənt'] highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust.

Synonyms

  • loathsome
  • skanky
  • repelling
  • revolting
  • distasteful
  • disgustful
  • yucky
  • offensive
  • foul
  • repellant
  • wicked
  • loathly

Antonyms

  • lovable
  • defensive
  • unaggressive
  • amicable

Etymology

  • repellens (Latin)

5. repellent

noun. ['rɪˈpɛlənt'] a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water.

Synonyms

  • compound
  • repellant

Antonyms

  • fair
  • fair ball
  • untangled

Etymology

  • repellens (Latin)

6. repellent

noun. ['rɪˈpɛlənt'] the power to repel.

Synonyms

  • powerfulness
  • repellant

Antonyms

  • unoffending
  • euphemistic
  • unclog

Etymology

  • repellens (Latin)

7. repellent

noun. ['rɪˈpɛlənt'] a chemical substance that repels animals.

Synonyms

  • insectifuge
  • repellant
  • insect repellent
  • chemical compound
  • insect repellant

Antonyms

  • free
  • fragrant
  • clean
  • disinfect

Etymology

  • repellens (Latin)

8. insect

noun. ['ˈɪnˌsɛkt'] small air-breathing arthropod.

Synonyms

  • ala
  • sucking louse
  • trichopteran
  • pollinator
  • bird louse
  • hymenopteran
  • plecopteran
  • leaf-miner
  • leaf miner
  • neuropterous insect
  • telsontail
  • flea
  • beetle
  • thysanopteron
  • dipterous insect
  • social insect
  • thysanuron
  • arthropod
  • earwig
  • hemipterous insect
  • homopterous insect
  • imago
  • dictyopterous insect
  • trichopteron
  • proturan
  • ephemerid
  • psocopterous insect
  • orthopterous insect
  • air sac
  • thorax
  • bug
  • phylum Arthropoda
  • dipteran
  • neuropteron
  • ephemeron
  • termite
  • stonefly
  • dipteron
  • hemipteron
  • lepidopterous insect
  • lepidopteron
  • lepidopteran
  • metabola
  • gallfly
  • phasmid insect
  • clypeus
  • cloud
  • thysanuran insect
  • heteropterous insect
  • neuropteran
  • queen
  • louse
  • wing
  • worker
  • springtail
  • trichopterous insect
  • Arthropoda
  • two-winged insects
  • mecopteran
  • hymenopteron
  • ephemeropteran
  • hymenopterous insect
  • homopteran
  • orthopteron
  • holometabola
  • thysanopterous insect
  • odonate
  • ephemeral
  • orthopteran
  • defoliator
  • phasmid
  • mentum
  • hemipteran
  • stone fly
  • biting louse
  • collembolan
  • web spinner
  • swarm
  • pupa
  • hymenopter
  • thysanopter

Antonyms

  • intrusive
  • show
  • clear up
  • brighten

Etymology

  • insectum (Latin)
  • insecare (Latin)

9. insect

noun. ['ˈɪnˌsɛkt'] a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect.

Synonyms

  • dirt ball
  • unpleasant person
  • disagreeable person
  • louse

Antonyms

  • male monarch
  • male aristocrat
  • king
  • employer

Etymology

  • insectum (Latin)
  • insecare (Latin)
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