repulsive, adj. 1. repugnant, repellent, offensive, revolting; nauseating, nauseous, sickening, disgusting; foul, vile, noisome, fulsome, noxious, mephitic; stinking, malodorous, reeking, fetid, rank, smelling, Inf. smelly, Inf stinky; slimy, grimy, gooey, mucky, feculent, turbid; unclean, maggoty, flyblown, wormy, worm-eaten; reeky, excrementitious, Pathol, ster-coraceous, dung-covered; Sl. icky, Sl. yukky, Sl. ishy, Sl. yecchy, Sl. ecchy; beastly, dreadful, rotten, horrible; rancid, curdled, sour, bad.
2. obnoxious, objectionable, off-putting, gross, odious, rebarbative; abominable, execrable, loathsome, detestable, despicable, hateful; anathematic, abhorrent, base, contemptible.
3. crude, obscene, pornographic, filthy, dirty, vulgar, foul-mouthed; ugly, homely, plain, ugly as sin, not fit to be seen, homely enough to curdle milk; hideous, horrid, gorgonian, grisly, ghastly; misshapen, malformed, freakish, sideshow; unsightly, frightful, monstrous, grotesque, grim.
4. shameless, disgraceful, low, ignoble, shocking, appalling; unseemly, opprobrious, infamous, discreditable, dishonorable; scandalous, outrageous, reprehensible, disreputable; disagreeable, displeasing, obnoxious, unpleasant, nasty, mean, unsavory.
reputable, adj. 1. honest, aboveboard, legitimate, Sl. legit; straight, straightforward, square-dealing, fair and square, on the level, Sl. on the up-and-up, uncorrupt; in good repute, in good odor.
2. trustworthy, reliable, dependable; upright, principled, scrupulous, conscientious; righteous, virtuous, noble, good; unimpeachable, irreproachable, above or beyond reproach, impeccable.
3. honorable, honored, respectable, respected, estimable, esteemed, worthy, in high favor; renowned, celebrated, noted, recognized; prominent, eminent, outstanding.
4. (all of usage) standard, acceptable, good, up to par.
reputation, n. 1. name, repute, Sl. rep, face, regard;
standing, position, status, station, rank.
2. reputability, respectability, good or fair name, good report; estimation, respect, esteem, consideration, honor, laurels, distinction, dignity; illustriousness, fame, bays, renown, vogue, celebrity, famousness, popularity, popular favor, star billing; notability, noteworthiness, notoriety; eminence, prominence, prestige, influence, authority; name to conjure with, big name, importance, consequence, significance, high rank; glory, exaltation, admiration, veneration; halo, Sl. wings, radiance, luster; acclamation, acclaim, dclat, celebration, approbation, acknowledgment, recognition.
repute, n. 1. reputation, name; esteem, respect. See reputation (defs. 1, 2).
-v. 2. deem, hold, reckon, judge, think, believe, fancy; consider, suppose, view, see; assume, presume, gather.
reputed, adj. supposed, supposititious, putative, assumed, presumed; ostensible, apparent, seeming, professed, purported; plausible, reasonable, logical, likely.
request, n. 1. solicitation, entreaty, obsecration, supplication, obtestation, invocation; appeal, petition, suit; plea, pleading, intercession; importunity, adjuration, impetration, imploration; prayer, orison; requisition, behest, demand; application, Law. motion, inquiry, interrogation; begging, panhandling, Sl. touch, Sl. bite; interpellation; invitation, summons, call; proposition, proposal, overture, tender, offer, proffer. -v. 2. ask for, beg, plead, appeal to, cry for; beseech, entreat, implore, supplicate, obtest; importune, adjure, impetrate; solicit, pass the hat; interpellate, move, petition, pray; put in for, apply for, speak for, Inf. have dibs on; demand, insist on, enjoin, command, bid, summon; panhandle, have one's hand out, Sl. mooch, cadge, Sl. put the bite on, Sl. hit [s.o.] up for, SI. put the arm on [s.o.], hustle; proposition, propose, invite, suggest, hint strongly, require, v. 1. need, want, lack; have need of, stand in need of, be lacking in; not reach, come short of, be found wanting, fall short of the mark, be deficient in, be short of, be caught short, be without; miss, be inadequate, fall down in, be insufficient in.