- Discrimination need have nothing to do with hatred or repugnance toward those against whom it is applied.
- Though he was positively influenced by the role of the State in France and Germany, he sometimes expressed his repugnance at what he found to be an excess of State intervention in these countries.
- Ellis boldly probes - and speculates about - such matters as Washington's formative experiences, romantic life, sources of wealth, and evolving repugnance toward slavery.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'opposition'): from Old French repugnance or Latin repugnantia, from repugnare 'oppose', from re- (expressing opposition) + pugnare 'to fight'.
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