repugnant


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re·pug·nant

 (rĭ-pŭg′nənt)
adj.
1. Arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive: morally repugnant behavior.
2. Logic Contradictory; inconsistent.

[Middle English, antagonistic, from Old French, from Latin repugnāns, repugnant-, present participle of repugnāre, to fight against; see repugn.]

re·pug′nant·ly adv.

repugnant

(rɪˈpʌɡnənt)
adj
1. repellent to the senses; causing aversion
2. distasteful; offensive; disgusting
3. contradictory; inconsistent or incompatible
[C14: from Latin repugnāns resisting; see repugn]
reˈpugnance, reˈpugnancy n
reˈpugnantly adv

re•pug•nant

(rɪˈpʌg nənt)

adj.
1. objectionable or offensive; repellent.
2. not consistent or compatible.
3. opposed or antagonistic.
[1350–1400; Middle English repugnaunt < Middle French < Latin repugnant-, s. of repugnāns, present participle of repugnāre= re- + pugnāre to fight]
re•pug′nant•ly, adv.
repugn, repugnant - Repugn means "to strive against" or "be contradictory or inconsistent," giving us repugnant.
See also related terms for strive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.repugnant - offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"

repugnant

adjective
2. incompatible, opposed, hostile, adverse, contradictory, inconsistent, averse, antagonistic, inimical, antipathetic It is repugnant to the values of our society.
incompatible compatible

repugnant

adjective
Translations

repugnant

[rɪˈpʌgnənt] ADJrepugnante
it is repugnant to meme repugna

repugnant

[rɪˈpʌgnənt] adjrépugnant(e)
to be repugnant to sb → répugner à qn

repugnant

adjwiderlich, abstoßend; (stronger) → ekelerregend; to be repugnant to somebodyjdm widerlich sein

repugnant

[rɪˈpʌgnənt] adjripugnante
to be repugnant to sb → ripugnare a qn

repugnant

a. repugnante, repulsivo-a.
References in classic literature ?
She performed her task with a graceful and dignified simplicity and modesty, which might, even in more civilized days, have served to redeem it from whatever might seem repugnant to female delicacy.
But I had become aware, even so early as during my college life, that no opinion, however absurd and incredible, can be imagined, which has not been maintained by some on of the philosophers; and afterwards in the course of my travels I remarked that all those whose opinions are decidedly repugnant to ours are not in that account barbarians and savages, but on the contrary that many of these nations make an equally good, if not better, use of their reason than we do.
They seem still to aim at things repugnant and irreconcilable; at an augmentation of federal authority, without a diminution of State authority; at sovereignty in the Union, and complete independence in the members.
She seems somehow more reconciled, or else the very subject seems to have become repugnant to her, for when any accidental allusion is made she actually shudders.
He saw that the duke was searching for a means of making him accept something and the idea that the blood of his friends and himself was about to be paid for with English gold was strangely repugnant to him.
Hunger made viands once repugnant, now acceptable; he held the plate in his hand for an hour at a time, and gazed thoughtfully at the morsel of bad meat, of tainted fish, of black and mouldy bread.
The respect created by the conviction of his valuable qualities, though at first unwillingly admitted, had for some time ceased to be repugnant to her feeling; and it was now heightened into somewhat of a friendlier nature, by the testimony so highly in his favour, and bringing forward his disposition in so amiable a light, which yesterday had produced.
perhaps you will say, "this rush of impulse to-wards a course that might have seemed the most repugnant to her present state of mind, and in only the second night of her sadness
He could not be an assassin, and it was repugnant to Monk to believe him to be a spy, but there was sufficient finesse and at the same time firmness in Athos to lead Monk to fancy he was a conspirator.
Stuart; but the idea of abandoning a fellow being, and a comrade, in such a forlorn situation, was too repugnant to his feelings to be admitted for an instant.
The mere fact was repugnant to me, morally revolting; so that I should have liked to rush at him and throw him out into the street.
I believe that she is capable of heroic self-sacrifice and that anything dishonourable would be repugnant to her.