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 for revolting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revolt \Re*volt"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revolted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Revolting.] [Cf. F. r['e]voller, It. rivoltare. See
     Revolt, n.]
     1. To turn away; to abandon or reject something;
        specifically, to turn away, or shrink, with abhorrence.
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              But this got by casting pearl to hogs,
              That bawl for freedom in their senseless mood,
              And still revolt when trith would set them free.
                                                    --Milton.
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              His clear intelligence revolted from the dominant
              sophisms of that time.                --J. Morley.
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     2. Hence, to be faithless; to desert one party or leader for
        another; especially, to renounce allegiance or subjection;
        to rise against a government; to rebel.
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              Our discontented counties do revolt.  --Shak.
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              Plant those that have revolted in the van. --Shak.
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     3. To be disgusted, shocked, or grossly offended; hence, to
        feel nausea; -- with at; as, the stomach revolts at such
        food; his nature revolts at cruelty.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revolting \Re*volt"ing\, a.
     Causing abhorrence mixed with disgust; exciting extreme
     repugnance; loathsome; as, revolting cruelty. --
     Re*volt"ing*ly, adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  revolting
      adj 1: 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" [syn: disgusting,
             disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly,
             loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling,
             revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "revolting":
     abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, base, beastly,
     below contempt, beneath contempt, contemptible, crude, despicable,
     detestable, disagreeable, disgusting, dreadful, execrable, fetid,
     forbidding, foul, frightful, fulsome, ghastly, grisly, gross,
     gruesome, hateful, heinous, hideous, horrible, horrid, icky,
     ignoble, inedible, loathsome, malodorous, mephitic, miasmal,
     miasmic, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noxious,
     objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, rancid,
     rebarbative, repellent, repelling, repugnant, repulsive, rotten,
     sickening, stinking, terrible, unpleasant, vile, yucky
  
  

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