Definition of repugnant in English:

repugnant

Syllabification: re·pug·nant
Pronunciation: /riˈpəgnənt
 
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adjective

  • 2 [predic.] (repugnant to) In conflict with; incompatible with: a bylaw must not be repugnant to the general law of the country
    More example sentences
    • What's repugnant to justice is the attitude that some people should be denied it, no matter what is done to them.
    • The radio host has been suspended for two weeks following what he himself calls ‘repugnant, repulsive and horrible’ remarks.
    Synonyms
    incompatible with, in conflict with, contrary to, at variance with, inconsistent with
  • 2.1 archaic or • literary Given to stubborn resistance.

Derivatives

repugnantly

adverb
More example sentences
  • If you find this sort of thing revolting and repugnantly narcissistic, you are small-minded and stupid.
  • Like the 30-year-old original, it's truly horrific - a portrait that's relentlessly dark, repugnantly graphic, and hopelessly evil.
  • A community sullies itself by keeping alive certain people who have acted in such a repugnantly depraved and murderous fashion as to degrade the human species through their membership in it.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'offering resistance'): from Old French repugnant or Latin repugnant- 'opposing', from the verb repugnare (see repugnance).

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