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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 unrepugnant

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 unrepugnant
repugnant
late 14c., from L. repugnantem (nom. repugnans), prp. of repugnare "to resist," from re- "back" + pugnare "to fight" (see pugnacious).
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