Repugnant Definition

Contradictory; inconsistent.
Actions repugnant to his words.
Webster's New World
Causing repugnance; distasteful; offensive; disagreeable.
A repugnant odor.
Webster's New World
Offering resistance; opposed; antagonistic.
Repugnant forces.
Webster's New World

Origin of Repugnant

  • 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.

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  • 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

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