repugn


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re·pugn

 (rĭ-pyo͞on′)
v. re·pugned, re·pugn·ing, re·pugns Archaic
v.tr.
1. 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).
2. To oppose or repudiate.
v.intr.
To be in opposition or issue a repudiation.

[Middle 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.]

repugn

(rɪˈpjuːn)
vb
archaic to oppose or conflict (with)
[C14: from Old French repugner, from Latin repugnāre to fight against, from re- + pugnāre to fight]

repugn

, repugnant - Repugn means "to strive against" or "be contradictory or inconsistent," giving us repugnant.
See also related terms for strive.

repugn


Past participle: repugned
Gerund: repugning

Imperative
repugn
repugn
Present
I repugn
you repugn
he/she/it repugns
we repugn
you repugn
they repugn
Preterite
I repugned
you repugned
he/she/it repugned
we repugned
you repugned
they repugned
Present Continuous
I am repugning
you are repugning
he/she/it is repugning
we are repugning
you are repugning
they are repugning
Present Perfect
I have repugned
you have repugned
he/she/it has repugned
we have repugned
you have repugned
they have repugned
Past Continuous
I was repugning
you were repugning
he/she/it was repugning
we were repugning
you were repugning
they were repugning
Past Perfect
I had repugned
you had repugned
he/she/it had repugned
we had repugned
you had repugned
they had repugned
Future
I will repugn
you will repugn
he/she/it will repugn
we will repugn
you will repugn
they will repugn
Future Perfect
I will have repugned
you will have repugned
he/she/it will have repugned
we will have repugned
you will have repugned
they will have repugned
Future Continuous
I will be repugning
you will be repugning
he/she/it will be repugning
we will be repugning
you will be repugning
they will be repugning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been repugning
you have been repugning
he/she/it has been repugning
we have been repugning
you have been repugning
they have been repugning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been repugning
you will have been repugning
he/she/it will have been repugning
we will have been repugning
you will have been repugning
they will have been repugning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been repugning
you had been repugning
he/she/it had been repugning
we had been repugning
you had been repugning
they had been repugning
Conditional
I would repugn
you would repugn
he/she/it would repugn
we would repugn
you would repugn
they would repugn
Past Conditional
I would have repugned
you would have repugned
he/she/it would have repugned
we would have repugned
you would have repugned
they would have repugned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.repugn - to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
oppose - be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
challenge, dispute, gainsay - take exception to; "She challenged his claims"
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