repugnancy

repugnance

[ri-puhg-nuhns]
noun
1.
the state of being repugnant.
2.
strong distaste, aversion, or objection; antipathy.
3.
contradictoriness or inconsistency.
Also, repugnancy.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin repugnantia, equivalent to repugn(āre) to repugn + -antia -ance


2. hatred, hostility. See dislike. 3. contrariety, incompatibility, irreconcilability.


2. attraction, liking. 3. compatibility.
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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]
 
re'pugnance
 
n
 
re'pugnancy
 
n
 
re'pugnantly
 
adv

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