- repugnant: see pugnacious
- repugnant (adj.)
- late 14c., "contrary, contradictory," from Old French repugnant "contradictory, opposing" or directly from Latin repugnantem (nominative repugnans), present participle of repugnare "to resist, fight back, oppose; disagree, be incompatible," from re- "back" (see re-) + pugnare "to fight" (see pugnacious). Meaning "distasteful, objectionable" is from 1777.
- 1. The odour of vitamin in skin is repugnant to insects.
- 2. We found his suggestion absolutely repugnant.
- 3. All food was repugnant to me during my illness.
- 4. He is repugnant to me.
- 5. The Committee said his actions were improper and repugnant.
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