- s serving or tending to repel
he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful
- He was restless and rebarbative, full of jittery, sarcastic energy and the kind of confidence that forms only around a tiny seed of insecurity.
- Normally China's rebarbative Foreign Ministry spokesmen have no end of vitriol and calumny in their repertoire to pour on reactionaries, splittists and .
- Four decades after its peak years, the last and most rebarbative movement of High Modernism turns out to be durable stuff.