Repugnant definition

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Arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive.

Morally repugnant behavior.

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Causing repugnance; distasteful; offensive; disagreeable.

A repugnant odor.

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Contradictory; inconsistent.

Actions repugnant to his words.

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Offering resistance; opposed; antagonistic.

Repugnant forces.

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The definition of repugnant is something that is extremely offensive, contradictory or antagonistic.

An example of a repugnant odor is the smell of rotting milk.

An example of repugnant is someone doing something that is inconsistent with what they have said they were going to do.

An example of repugnant is a person who opposes a specific political position.

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(law) Opposed or in conflict.
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(logic) Contradictory; inconsistent.
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Origin of repugnant

  • Middle English antagonistic from Old French from Latin repugnāns repugnant- present participle of repugnāre to fight against repugn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French repugnant, borrowed from Latin repugnans, present participle of repugnare (“to oppose, to fight against"), from re- (“back, against") + pugnare (“to fight"); see pugnacious.

    From Wiktionary