repugnant


re·pug·nant

adjective \-nənt\

: causing a strong feeling of dislike or disgust

Full Definition of REPUGNANT

2
archaic :  hostile
3
:  exciting distaste or aversion <repugnant language> <a morally repugnant practice>
re·pug·nant·ly adverb

Examples of REPUGNANT

  1. <graffiti that featured absolutely repugnant racial slurs>
  2. <technically speaking, it may not be a violation, but it is certainly repugnant to the spirit of the law>

Origin 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

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