Origin of repugnant
Examples from the Web for repugnantly
Tesla fastened a repugnantly appreciative eye upon her, as if he were becoming privy to an exclusive secret.Erik Dorn|Ben Hecht
Repugnantly he jerked a thumb in silent invitation toward a plate of sandwiches.Then I'll Come Back to You|Larry Evans
In the silence that followed, Trent drew away from her—slowly, repugnantly, as though from something monstrous and unclean.The Hermit of Far End|Margaret Pedler
Thus Manuel spoke, and steadily the fire upon the altar grew larger and brighter as he nourished it repugnantly.Figures of Earth|James Branch Cabell
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.