the state of being repugnant.
strong distaste, aversion, or objection; antipathy.
contradictoriness or inconsistency.
- Also re·pug·nan·cy [ri-puhg-nuhn-see] /rɪˈpʌg nən si/ .
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How to use repugnance in a sentence
A repugnance that can only be described by the word misogyny.Philip Roth and the sympathetic biographer: This is how misogyny gets cemented in our culture | Monica Hesse | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Moral repugnance arose as a result, which retains little if any connection to the biological origins of disgust.
Moral repugnance is perhaps the most complicated iteration of disgust.
Even though Ambuehl says he was thinking about repugnance, he plainly understands disgust.
Both of them celebrate repugnance, not for the sake of pushing the envelope but to revel in the base.
With sickening repugnance, I seized the Thing by its two broad shoulders and rolled it over.Uncanny Tales | Various
Concealing her repugnance to his advances, she gently but firmly refused him, telling him her duty was to her aged father.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
It is quite remarkable that Jane, apparently, never turned with repugnance from these humble avocations of domestic life.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
When the bill returned to the commons, Mr. Stanley declared that he felt a strong repugnance to this amendment.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The cause of my delay was a strong, an unjustifiable repugnance to write on a subject so foreign to our ordinary conversations.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon