I want to describe tasks specifically. A task that I feel drawn to do is 'attractive' or 'alluring'. The best word for the opposite case seems to be 'repulsive', but that seems too strong. I want to say 'repelsive' but that's not a word! Any suggestions?

I am looking for an adjective.

In a sentence:

"I have a tendency to procrastinate on ________ tasks."

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  • @KannE and which of those things do you believe are true in this case?
    – lockstock
    Mar 27, 2021 at 0:46

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serving or tending to drive away or ward off



seeming difficult to deal with in anticipation; intimidating

  • yep I think repellent is what I'm looking for thanks.
    – lockstock
    Mar 26, 2021 at 6:28

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