Origin of repugnant
Examples from the Web for repugnant
It is disappointing and, frankly, frightening that Thompson walked away from his repugnant Sea World excursion scot-free.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is even attacking it—this is sweet—as a plan that would create “repugnant inequality” across the state.
If the actual facts are so repugnant to you, then why embellish them?
This struck many observers (yours truly included) as not only absurd but repugnant.
Moreover, taking the life of a sentient being is repugnant, a sin that prevents many devout Buddhists from slaughtering animals.
I stood at my chamber-window, torn by a variety of purposes, and swayed alternately by repugnant arguments.Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown
The thought of a traitor at the experimental station was repugnant to the Swifts and to Bud as well.Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X|Victor Appleton
After some search the hut where they have taken refuge is found, and then takes place a horrible and repugnant scene.The Putumayo, The Devil's Paradise|Walter Hardenburg
Inspiration is only necessary to give authority to that which is repugnant to human reason.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Before leaving this repugnant milieu, one may still consider the leech.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
Word Origin for repugnant
late 14c., "contrary, contradictory," from Old French repugnant "contradictory, opposing" or directly from Latin repugnantem (nominative repugnans), present participle of repugnare "to resist, fight back, oppose; disagree, be incompatible," from re- "back" (see re-) + pugnare "to fight" (see pugnacious). Meaning "distasteful, objectionable" is from 1777.