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repugnance

or repugnancy

[ri-puhg-nuh ns or ri-puhg-nuh n-see] /rɪˈpʌg nəns or rɪˈpʌg nən si/
noun
1.
the state of being repugnant.
2.
strong distaste, aversion, or objection; antipathy.
3.
contradictoriness or inconsistency.
Origin of repugnance
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin repugnantia, equivalent to repugn(āre) to repugn + -antia -ance
Synonyms
2. hatred, hostility. 3. contrariety, incompatibility, irreconcilability.
Antonyms
2. attraction, liking. 3. compatibility.
Synonym Study
2. See dislike.
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repugnance

n.

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).

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