See also: répugnant

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing 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.

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

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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

Borrowing from Latin repugnans, repugnantem.

AdjectiveEdit

repugnant m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular repugnant or repugnante)

  1. contradictory
  2. opposing; adversary

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