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repugnant

[ri-puhg-nuh nt] /rɪˈpʌg nənt/
adjective
1.
distasteful, objectionable, or offensive:
a repugnant smell.
2.
making opposition; averse.
3.
opposed or contrary, as in nature or character.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English repugnaunt < Middle French < Latin repugnant- (stem of repugnāns, present participle of repugnāre), equivalent to repugn(āre) to repugn + -ant- -ant
Related forms
repugnantly, adverb
unrepugnant, adjective
unrepugnantly, adverb
Synonyms
3. antagonistic, adverse, hostile.
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British Dictionary definitions for repugnantly

repugnant

/rɪˈpʌɡnənt/
adjective
1.
repellent to the senses; causing aversion
2.
distasteful; offensive; disgusting
3.
contradictory; inconsistent or incompatible
Derived Forms
repugnance, (rare) repugnancy, noun
repugnantly, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin repugnāns resisting; see repugn
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Word Origin and History for repugnantly

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.

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