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repugnant

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adjective re·pug·nant \-nənt\

Simple Definition of repugnant

  • : causing a strong feeling of dislike or disgust

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of repugnant

  1. 1 :  incompatible, inconsistent

  2. 2 archaic :  hostile

  3. 3 :  exciting distaste or aversion <repugnant language> <a morally repugnant practice>

repugnantly

adverb

Examples of repugnant in a sentence

  1. <technically speaking, it may not be a violation, but it is certainly repugnant to the spirit of the law>



Origin and Etymology of repugnant

Middle English, opposed, contradictory, incompatible, from Anglo-French, from Latin repugnant-, repugnans, present participle of repugnare to fight against, from re- + pugnare to fight — more at pungent


First Known Use: 15th century


REPUGNANT Defined for Kids

repugnant

adjective re·pug·nant \ri-ˈpəg-nənt\

Definition of repugnant for Students

  1. :  causing a strong feeling of dislike or distrust




Law Dictionary

repugnant

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adjective re·pug·nant \ri-ˈpəg-nənt\

Legal Definition of repugnant

  1. :  characterized by contradiction and irreconcilability <the arbitrator's decision was not repugnant to the Act — M. A. Kelly>





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