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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·volt v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revolted; p. pr. & vb. n. Revolting.]
 1. To turn away; to abandon or reject something; specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.
 But this got by casting pearl to hogs,
 That bawl for freedom in their senseless mood,
 And still revolt when trith would set them free.   --Milton.
    His clear intelligence revolted from the dominant sophisms of that time.   --J. Morley.
 2. Hence, to be faithless; to desert one party or leader for another; especially, to renounce allegiance or subjection; to rise against a government; to rebel.
    Our discontented counties do revolt.   --Shak.
    Plant those that have revolted in the van.   --Shak.
 3. To be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to feel nausea; -- with at; as, the stomach revolts at such food; his nature revolts at cruelty.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·volt·ing, a. Causing abhorrence mixed with disgust; exciting extreme repugnance; loathsome; as, revolting cruelty. -- Re*volt*ing*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a
            disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome
            disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me";
            "revolting food"; "a wicked stench" [syn: disgusting,
             disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome,
             repellent, repellant, repelling, skanky, wicked,