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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Revolting  \Re*volt"ing\,  a. 
  Causing  abhorrence  mixed  with  disgust;  exciting  extreme 
  repugnance;  loathsome;  as  revolting  cruelty.  -- 
  {Re*volt"ing*ly},  adv 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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},  {wicked},  {yucky}] 

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