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repugnant

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French repugnant, borrowed from Latin repugnans, present participle of repugnare (to oppose, to fight against), from re- (back, against) + pugnare (to fight); see pugnacious.

AdjectiveEdit

repugnant (comparative more repugnant, superlative most repugnant)

  1. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion.
  2. (law) Opposed or in conflict.

Usage notesEdit

  • Nouns to which "repugnant" is often applied: act, nature, behavior, practice, character, thing, crime.

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

repugnant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of repugnō

Middle FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

repugnant m (feminine singular repugnante, masculine plural repugnans, feminine plural repugnantes)

  1. repugnant; repulsive

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin repugnans, repugnantem.

AdjectiveEdit

repugnant m

  1. contradictory
  2. opposing; adversary

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