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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.
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It's bad enough the Republicans are, most of them, now acting repugnantly as his chief enablers.
"This confirms what we have been saying that the negative propaganda against the President emanates from a dismally few boisterous minority, who remain stubbornly, if not repugnantly, deaf and blind to the thunderous voice of approbation of the people, on the effectiveness of PRRD's unorthodox style of running the affairs of the state," he said.
Shehadeh-Zoabi noted that "[Palestinian Arab teenagers] are being forced to internalise humiliating statements about themselves and their families", which is "outrageous and illegal, adding that "Adalah will take all necessary steps to abolish this course that is repugnantly offensive to Arab citizens and students."
Shortly after the attack, Egyptians were greeted with repugnantly dictatorial headlines in the official gazette: a presidential decree that allows President Al-Sisi to, for national security purposes, fire, at will, heads of independent monitoring organisations.
But "Pass the fluffy robes and the herbal teas." If I wrote that sentence, I would doubtlessly be accused of making it up-of taking a cheap shot-because no abortion rights advocate would treat abortion that unseriously, that flippantly, that repugnantly.
e wedding party of the second half, between the two rich kids, is worked out entirely on a long factory table, where the bride, groom and best man lounge, drink, do drugs and act repugnantly.
But here we see Aeneas completely overcome and contaminated by uncontrollable rage and brutal force and even repugnantly "heroic" haughtiness.
Following Eugene Thacker, we might say that the fungus, in all its putrescent vigor, is an exemplar of 'blasphemous life,' a life that is so repugnantly contradictory in its mode of existing that it should not be living at all.
Le Theatre de Neptune can seem extremely dead, and even repugnantly alien, and yet also very living.
After which, McConaughey went on to give a speech so repugnantly smug, even George Clooney almost shuddered (if you don't get the reference, search YouTube for Clooney's Oscar acceptance speech - it's cringetastic.) Like many people, I was hoping Leonardo DiCaprio (named after my favourite Ninja Turtle, just like the painter), would finally get an Oscar victory, but sadly not - although with his character surviving almost drowning at sea in The Wolf of Wall Street, it was nice to see him get wet and still be alive by the end credits.
The book centres on golfer Stuart Ransom, described as "repugnantly charismatic".
Whoever at the top of his voice demands respect for foreign ways, but lets the grave of his own parents become dilapidated, behaves no less repugnantly than an intolerant rabble-rouser.