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repugnant


adjective

  1. distasteful, objectionable, or offensive: a repugnant smell.
  2. making opposition; averse.
  3. opposed or contrary, as in nature or character.

adjective

  1. repellent to the senses; causing aversion
  2. distasteful; offensive; disgusting
  3. contradictory; inconsistent or incompatible
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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