One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Gleeson was so repulsive that surely no one would be interested in him’
revolting, disgusting, abhorrent, repellent, repugnant, offensive, objectionable, vile, foul, nasty, loathsome, sickening, nauseating, stomach-churning, stomach-turning, hateful, detestable, execrable, abominable, monstrous, appalling, reprehensible, deplorable, insufferable, intolerable, despicable, contemptible, beyond the pale, unspeakable, noxious, horrendous, heinous, atrocious, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, obnoxious, unsavoury, unpleasant, disagreeable, distasteful, dislikeable, off-putting, uninviting, displeasing
ugly, as ugly as sin, hideous, grotesque, gruesome, unsightly, reptilian
North American vomitous
informal ghastly, horrible, horrid, God-awful, gross, putrid, sick-making, sick, yucky, icky, fugly
British informal beastly
Northern Irish informal bogging
North American informal skanky
NZ informal huckery
archaic disgustful, scurvy, loathly
delightful, pleasant, attractive
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