repugnant

See also: répugnant

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English repugnaunt, 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.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈpʌɡnənt/
  • Hyphenation: re‧pug‧nant

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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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin repugnāns, attested from 1803.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

repugnant (masculine and feminine plural repugnants)

  1. repugnant, revolting

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Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “repugnant” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

repugnant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of repugnō

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French repugnant.

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 (oblique and nominative feminine singular repugnant or repugnante)

  1. contradictory
  2. opposing; adversary

DescendantsEdit

  • English: repugnant
  • Middle French: repugnant

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French répugnant.

AdjectiveEdit

repugnant m or n (feminine singular repugnantă, masculine plural repugnanți, feminine and neuter plural repugnante)

  1. repugnant

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