revolting

Definitions

  • In revolt
    In revolt
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj revolting 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Spartacus led the revolt of the Roman slaves and gladiators in 73 B.C
    • a Revolting Causing abhorrence mixed with disgust; exciting extreme repugnance; loathsome; as, revolting cruelty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Akhbar the Great Mughal routed the Hindus under Hemu by turning their elephants against them at the battle of Panipat in the Hindu revolt.
    • revolting Given to revolt or sedition; rebellious.
    • revolting Causing abhorrence or extreme disgust; shocking; repulsive.
    • revolting Synonyms Disgusting, nauseating, offensive, abominable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All of the officers in the Confederate army were given copies of Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, to carry with them at all times. Robert E. Lee, among others, believed that the book symbolized their cause. Both revolts were defeated.
    • adj Revolting causing a turning away from: shocking: repulsive
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Quotations

  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand%20Russell
    “In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    James%20Russell%20Lowell
    “It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.”
  • Karl Marx
    Karl%20Marx
    “Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.”
  • Lewis Mumford
    Lewis%20Mumford
    “Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.”
  • Mikhail Bakunin
    Mikhail Bakunin
    “The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. revolte—It. rivolta—L. revolvĕre, to roll back, re-, back, volvĕre, volutum, to turn.

Usage

In literature:

On the 10th Ah was completed the 35th year after the Revolt.
"The Annals of the Cakchiquels" by Daniel G. Brinton
Oldcastle escaped, and for four years longer strove to rouse revolt after revolt.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Four regiments revolted and left the ranks.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
Is the revolt of a crowd of workers less dangerous because it needs no army to suppress it?
"Selected Essays" by Karl Marx
Christina too had ambassadors inciting the people to revolt.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
He and his sons and some of his ministers were undoubtedly promoters of the revolt.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The broadcast was not incitement to revolt, because Bors's ship was posing as the only survivor of a planet's fleet.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Britain recognized the independence of her thirteen revolted colonies, and peace was restored.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
In 1916 the revolt of the Shereef of Mecca gave the signal for the downfall of Turkish rule.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
She is anxious to escape her slavery; she revolts, and is most unhappy, but sees no way out.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

He neighed a laugh, though moods were rough
With standards in revolt:
His nostrils took the news for snuff,
His smacking lips for salt.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
In dark corners where derision reigns
In disgust, and the insane jeer
At their wives and children,
There in revolt great themes await creation.
"The Themes" by Migjeni
Oh, but! Some moments, I've the spirit stout
Of early Christians in the lion's care,
That smile to Jesus witnessing, without
A nerve's revolt, the turning of a hair!
"Birds In The Night" by Paul Verlaine
For once hath Nature left the splendid throne
Of her indifference, and through the mild
Sun-gilded air of Autumn, clement grown,
Descends to man, her proud, revolted child.
"Epilogue" by Paul Verlaine
Saloman looked from his donjon bars,
Where the Danube clamors through sedge and sand,
And he cursed with a curse his revolting land,--
With a king's deep curse of treason and wars.
"The Curse Of Hungary" by John Hay
But for him it was his last afternoon as himself,
An afternoon of nurses and rumours;
The provinces of his body revolted,
The squares of his mind were empty,
Silence invaded the suburbs,
The current of his feeling failed; he became his admirers.
"In Memory Of W.B. Yeats" by W H Auden

In news:

Europe's Angry Muslims: The Revolt of the Second Generation by Robert S Leiken Oxford University Press, 354 pp.
Taxes, The Tea Party, And Those Revolting Rebels.
The French are revolting .
My Nominee for Most Revolting Ad.
Open, and Revolting , Anti-Obama Racism at Fox.
CITY PRINCIPAL IS ' REVOLTING '.
Growing Out My Armpit Hair for The Dictator Was " Revolting ".
Robert Scott says now that he never intended to inspire a national revolt against high-stakes standardized testing in public schools.
Our First Salutary Tax Revolt.
Sarnoff , who succeeded his father as chairman of the RCA Corporation and steered it into a hodgepodge of new businesses before being removed more than 20 years ago in a "palace revolt," died on Saturday at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Probably in the 440s, the Saxons revolted.
He was born on Nov 19, 1966, in St Marys, the son of Leonard and Marge (Wurster) Revolt , and his father preceded him in death.
To say I actually like Miguel Arteta's Youth in Revolt is nothing short of astounding.
Argentines remember popular revolt .
"The Good Girls Revolt " by Lynn Povich.
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In science:

Depending on the ratio between the fluctuation and the topological revolt angle, the helix is first unwinding then turns to winding.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
The unwinding happens whenever the current revolts are not enough for the fluctuation to reach its full size. The winding is associated with the development of the fluctuation from its full size to zero.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
Actually, this condition means that the helix turns to loop of size ln by a single revolt.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
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