Definition of repugnance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈpʌɡnəns//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpʌɡnəns//
[uncountable] (formal) Disgust
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a strong feeling of dislike or disgust about something synonym repulsion She was trying to overcome her physical repugnance for him. See related entries: Disgust Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘opposition’): from Old French repugnance or Latin repugnantia, from repugnare ‘oppose’, from re- (expressing opposition) + pugnare ‘to fight’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: repugnance