- the state of being repugnant.
- strong distaste, aversion, or objection; antipathy.
- contradictoriness or inconsistency.
Origin of repugnance
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Examples from the Web for repugnance
As she herself could have assigned no cause for her repugnance, it might be termed instinctive.Sylph Etherege
It is strange,—the repugnance with which she regarded the suit of her affianced!Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Again the thought of it brought Helen a feeling of repugnance.The Law-Breakers
He did not like to see it on his desk, he had a repugnance to touch it.A Singer from the Sea
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Wounded in all her feelings, full of repugnance, she could not get used to it all.His Masterpiece
Word Origin and History for repugnance
late 14c., from Old French repugnance "opposition, resistance" (13c.) or directly from Latin repugnantia "incompatibility," from stem of repugnare "resist, disagree, be incompatible" (see repugnant).