[ ri-pyoon ]
/ rɪˈpyun /
verb (used with object)
to oppose or refute.
verb (used without object)
Archaic. to resist.
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Origin of repugn
1325–75; Middle English repugnen<Middle French repugner<Latin repugnāre to resist, equivalent to re-re- + pugnāre to fight
Words nearby repugn
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Example sentences from the Web for repugn
The Gospel appeared to repugn this proposition—'let them both grow unto the harvest.'
British Dictionary definitions for repugn
/ (rɪˈpjuːn) /
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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