Repugnant meaning

rĭ-pŭg'nənt
Arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive.

Morally repugnant behavior.

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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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Causing repugnance; distasteful; offensive; disagreeable.

A repugnant odor.

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(law) Opposed or in conflict.
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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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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