Now Rare to oppose or resist
Origin of repugnMiddle English repugnen ; from Middle French repugner ; from Classical Latin repugnare ; from re-, back + pugnare, to fight: see pugnacious
verbre·pugned, re·pugn·ing, re·pugns Archaic
- To cause to feel repugnance; repulse: “Resisters of the draft in the past decade, morally repugned by an unjust war, went to jail or into exile” (Terry M. Perlin).
- To oppose or repudiate.
To be in opposition or issue a repudiation.
Origin of repugnMiddle English repugnen, from Old French repugner, from Latin repugnare, to fight against : re-, re- + pugnare, to fight with the fist; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present repugns, present participle repugning, simple past and past participle repugned)