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repugnance

[ri-puhg-nuh ns] /rɪˈpʌg nəns/
noun
1.
the state of being repugnant.
2.
strong distaste, aversion, or objection; antipathy.
3.
contradictoriness or inconsistency.
Also, repugnancy.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin repugnantia, equivalent to repugn(āre) to repugn + -antia -ance
Synonyms
2. hatred, hostility. See dislike. 3. contrariety, incompatibility, irreconcilability.
Antonyms
2. attraction, liking. 3. compatibility.
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Examples for repugnance
  • Changing the image of recycling from one of repugnance to one of respect was a major achievement of early recycling advocates.
  • The transcript is replete with expression of his repugnance.
  • One thing which doubtless contributed to keep up this amiable mean, was a general repugnance to sordid labor.
  • Staff should never display anger, repugnance, or shock.

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