In the silence that followed, Trent drew away from her—slowly, repugnantly, as though from something monstrous and unclean.
Tesla fastened a repugnantly appreciative eye upon her, as if he were becoming privy to an exclusive secret.
Thus Manuel spoke, and steadily the fire upon the altar grew larger and brighter as he nourished it repugnantly.
repugnantly he jerked a thumb in silent invitation toward a plate of sandwiches.
late 14c., "contrary, contradictory," from Old French repugnant "contradictory, opposing" or directly from Latin repugnantem (nominative repugnans), present participle of repugnare "to resist, fight back, oppose; disagree, be incompatible," from re- "back" (see re-) + pugnare "to fight" (see pugnacious). Meaning "distasteful, objectionable" is from 1777.