repugn

[ ri-pyoon ]
/ rɪˈpyun /

verb (used with object)

to oppose or refute.

verb (used without object)

Archaic. to resist.

Origin of repugn

1325–75; Middle English repugnen < Middle French repugner < Latin repugnāre to resist, equivalent to re- re- + pugnāre to fight
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repugn

/ (rɪˈpjuːn) /

verb

archaic to oppose or conflict (with)

Word Origin for repugn

C14: from Old French repugner, from Latin repugnāre to fight against, from re- + pugnāre to fight
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