[ ri-puhg-nuhns ]
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  1. the state of being repugnant.

  2. strong distaste, aversion, or objection; antipathy.

  1. contradictoriness or inconsistency.

Origin of repugnance

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French <Latin repugnantia, equivalent to repugn(āre) to repugn + -antia-ance
  • Also re·pug·nan·cy [ri-puhg-nuhn-see] /rɪˈpʌg nən si/ .

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2. See dislike.

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