Origin of repugnant
OTHER WORDS FROM repugnantre·pug·nant·ly, adverbun·re·pug·nant, adjectiveun·re·pug·nant·ly, adverb
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How to use repugnant in a sentence
Fetal-tissue research is legal but extremely sensitive, and to some of the public it’s more than repugnant.How Silicon Valley hatched a plan to turn blood into human eggs|Antonio Regalado|October 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
So, what we find repugnant in one era may be standard in another.
It is disappointing and, frankly, frightening that Thompson walked away from his repugnant Sea World excursion scot-free.
There may even be a part of him that he himself does not recognize, a second self that is capable of otherwise repugnant violence.
But his severe lack of athletic integrity is what is unequivocally repugnant about Ronaldo.Why It’s Still OK to Hate Sexy Bastard Cristiano Ronaldo After He Saved Team USA|Emily Shire|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?
Indeed, the more repugnant the means, the stronger the test of one's nobility and devotion.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
"I could not go alone," said Ruth, and her tone was that of one still battling with a notion that is repugnant.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
To be sure, he might kill the dog with the hatchet, but such butchery was repugnant to him, and he quickly dismissed the idea.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
Money might save him; but there was something repugnant in the thought of leaving the whole burden of disgrace upon Mysie.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
Nevertheless, it is repugnant as well as absurd to claim that anything could be begotten or born without having had a beginning.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier