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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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Word Origin and History for repugnancy

repugnance

n.

late 14c., from Old French repugnance "opposition, resistance" (13c.) or directly from Latin repugnantia "incompatibility," from stem of repugnare "resist, disagree, be incompatible" (see repugnant).

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