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Rebarbative


Rebarbative

(ree-BAHR-buh-tiv)

Adjective:

-Causing annoyance, irritation, or aversion; repellent.

-Unattractive and objectionable.

-Fearsome; forbidding.

From French "rébarbatif", from Medieval French, from "rebarber" to be repellent, from "re"- + "barbe" beard, from Latin "barba". First Known Use: 1892.

Used in a sentence:

“Why does your kid brother insist on being such a rebarbative little deuce?”

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