- the state of being repugnant.
- strong distaste, aversion, or objection; antipathy.
- contradictoriness or inconsistency.
Origin of repugnance
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Examples from the Web for repugnancy
From the contrary; the repugnancy betwixt Christ and the diuel.Diary of John Manningham
But they make this repugnancy yet more evident by their demonstration.Essays and Miscellanies
The criticisms of the bill that have come to us from foreign sources may well be rejected for repugnancy.
On the other part, in opposition and repugnancy hereto, the philosophers say that idleness is the mother of luxury.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
At any rate, the fact is that the law has established three degrees in the effect of repugnancy.The Common Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Word Origin and History for repugnancy
late 14c., from Old French repugnance "opposition, resistance" (13c.) or directly from Latin repugnantia "incompatibility," from stem of repugnare "resist, disagree, be incompatible" (see repugnant).