repugnance

or re·pug·nan·cy

[ri-puhg-nuhns or ri-puhg-nuhn-see]
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Origin of repugnance

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin repugnantia, equivalent to repugn(āre) to repugn + -antia -ance

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2. See dislike.

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Word Origin and History for repugnancy

repugnance

n.

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).

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