repugnant

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adjective re·pug·nant \-nənt\

Definition of repugnant

  1. 1 :  incompatible, inconsistent

  2. 2 archaic :  hostile

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

repugnantly

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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 English Language Learners

repugnant

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adjective re·pug·nant \-nənt\

Definition of repugnant for English Language Learners

  • : causing a strong feeling of dislike or disgust


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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