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rebarbative

Postby Bailey » Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:51 am

re·bar·ba·tive (r-bärb-tv)
adj.
Tending to irritate; repellent: "He became rebarbative, prickly, spiteful" Robert Craft.



[French rébarbatif, from Old French, from (se) rebarber, to confront : re-, re- + barbe, beard (from Latin barba; see bhardh-- in Indo-European roots).]

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsAdj. 1. rebarbative - serving or tending to repel; "he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"; "I find his obsequiousness repellent"
repellant, repellent
unpleasant - not pleasant; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"



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Postby skinem » Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:09 am

I like it! Didn't know it before this.
Thought it may have something to do with either drugs or cutting your hair when I first saw it! :D

I know I'm rebarbative at times. Unless you talk to my wife. Then it's all the time. Ok, maybe just the last 20-25 years or so.
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Postby Bailey » Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:13 am

sorry, I just noticed it was suggested before

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Postby skinem » Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:20 am

I still like it. Of course, with this evidence, someone will need to tell it to me again. And then, I'll be thrilled with it all over again. Oh, the joys of advancing alzhiemer's...
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