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repugnance

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noun re·pug·nance \ri-ˈpəg-nən(t)s\

Simple Definition of repugnance

  • : a strong feeling of dislike or disgust

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of repugnance

  1. 1 a :  the quality or fact of being contradictory or inconsistent b :  an instance of such contradiction or inconsistency

  2. 2 :  strong dislike, distaste, or antagonism

Examples of repugnance in a sentence

  1. They expressed their repugnance at the idea.

  2. They felt nothing but repugnance for the group's violent history.



15th Century

First Known Use of repugnance

15th century


REPUGNANCE Defined for Kids

repugnance

noun re·pug·nance \ri-pəg-nənts\

Definition of repugnance for Students

  1. :  causing a strong feeling of dislike or disgust





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