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Meaning of REPUGNANCE

Pronunciation:  ri'pugnuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  intense aversion
  2. [n]  the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
 

REPUGNANCE is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: horror, incompatibility, inconsistency, mutual exclusiveness, repulsion, revulsion
 
 See Also: contradictoriness, disgust

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*pug"nance\ (-nans), Repugnancy \Re*pug"nan*cy\
(-nan-s?), n. [F. r['e]pugnance, L. repugnantia.]
The state or condition of being repugnant; opposition;
contrariety; especially, a strong instinctive antagonism;
aversion; reluctance; unwillingness, as of mind, passions,
principles, qualities, and the like.

      That which causes us to lose most of our time is the
      repugnance which we naturally have to labor. --Dryden.

      Let the foes quietly cut their throats, Without
      repugnancy.                              --Shak.

Syn: Aversion; reluctance; unwillingness; dislike; antipathy;
     hatred; hostility; irreconcilableness; contrariety;
     inconsistency. See {Dislike}.

 

 

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