rebarbative

|rɪˈbɑːbətɪv|

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Слово Дня - rebarbative - противный, непривлекательный, неприветливый, суровый, неинтересный, скучный

Description

Unattractive and objectionable.

Examples

  • rebarbative modern buildings
  • Matthew Turner dug up some of his more rebarbative columns.
  • It is too perversely rebarbative an opera to be, as I say, exactly enjoyable, but you begin to wonder if life, with its sado-masochistic tensions below the surface, isn’t sometimes like this.
  • Yet the text is neither dense nor rebarbative, and the author provides summaries of the argument as she proceeds from stage to stage.
  • Quantification of aims and accomplishments may seem less rebarbative to scientists than to humanists.

Translation

противный, непривлекательный, неприветливый, суровый, неинтересный, скучный

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