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Meaning of REPUGNANT

Pronunciation:  ree'pugnunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
 

REPUGNANT is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: abhorrent, detestable, obscene, offensive, repulsive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*pug"nant\ (-nant), a. [F. r['e]pugnant, or L.
repugnans, -antis, p. pr. of repugnare. See {Repugn}.]
Disposed to fight against; hostile; at war with; being at
variance; contrary; inconsistent; refractory; disobedient;
also, distasteful in a high degree; offensive; -- usually
followed by to, rarely and less properly by with; as, all
rudeness was repugnant to her nature.

      [His sword] repugnant to command.        --Shak.

      There is no breach of a divine law but is more or less
      repugnant unto the will of the Lawgiver, God himself.
                                               --Perkins.

Syn: Opposite; opposed; adverse; contrary; inconsistent;
     irreconcilable; hostile; inimical.

 

 

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