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rebarbative (adj.)

"repellent, unattractive," 1885, from French rébarbatif (14c.), from barbe "beard," from Latin barba (see barb (n.)). The usual theory is that it refers to the itchy, irritating quality of a beard.

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Definitions of rebarbative

rebarbative (adj.)
serving or tending to repel;
he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful
Synonyms: repellent / repellant
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