If the actual facts are so repugnant to you, then why embellish them?
This struck many observers (yours truly included) as not only absurd but repugnant.
Is it that repugnant to label him a hero without the wearisome cycle of celebrity demolition?
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.