repugnance

noun re·pug·nance \ ri-ˈpəg-nən(t)s \

Definition of repugnance

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

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First Known Use of repugnance

15th century


REPUGNANCE Defined for English Language Learners

repugnance

noun

Definition of repugnance for English Language Learners

  • : a strong feeling of dislike or disgust


REPUGNANCE Defined for Kids

repugnance

noun re·pug·nance \ ri-pəg-nənts \

Definition of repugnance for Students

:causing a strong feeling of dislike or disgust


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