Definition of repugnant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈpʌɡnənt//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpʌɡnənt//
[not usually before noun] (formal) Disgust, Attractiveness
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making you feel strong dislike or disgust synonym repulsive We found his suggestion absolutely repugnant. repugnant to somebody The idea of eating meat was repugnant to her. See related entries: Disgust, Attractiveness Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘offering resistance’): from Old French repugnant or Latin repugnant- ‘opposing’, from the verb repugnare ‘oppose’, from re- (expressing opposition) + pugnare ‘to fight’.
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