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.
Origin of repugnMiddle English repugnen from Old French repugner from Latin repugnāre to fight against re- re- pugnāre 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)