repugnant

  • 1 répugnant — répugnant, ante [ repyɲɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • XVIIe; 1213 « contraire, contradictoire »; de répugner 1 ♦ Qui inspire de la répugnance physique. Taudis d une saleté répugnante. ⇒ dégoûtant. « Mouillé par les baisers et les pleurs répugnants, il… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 repugnant — REPUGNÁNT, Ă, repugnanţi, te, adj. (livr.) Care inspiră repulsie, care provoacă silă; respingător. – Din fr. répugnant. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Repugnant ≠ ademenitor, seducător, tentant Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004.… …

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  • 3 repugnant — re·pug·nant /ri pəg nənt/ adj: characterized by contradiction and irreconcilability the arbitrator s decision was not repugnant to the Act M. A. Kelly Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 4 repugnant — 1 Repugnant, repellent, abhorrent, distasteful, obnoxious, invidious are comparable when they mean so alien or unlikable as to arouse antagonism and aversion. Repugnant is applied to something so incompatible with one s ideas, principles, or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Repugnant — Re*pug nant ( nant), a. [F. r[ e]pugnant, or L. repugnans, antis, p. pr. of repugnare. See {Repugn}.] Disposed to fight against; hostile; at war with; being at variance; contrary; inconsistent; refractory; disobedient; also, distasteful in a high …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Repugnant — Repugnant …

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  • 7 repugnant — [ri pug′nənt] adj. [ME < MFr < L repugnans: see REPUGNANCE] 1. contradictory; inconsistent [actions repugnant to his words] 2. offering resistance; opposed; antagonistic [repugnant forces] 3. causing repugnance; distasteful; offensive;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 répugnant — répugnant, ante (ré pu gnan, gnan t ) adj. 1°   Contraire, opposé. •   Choses qui sont répugnantes à la raison, DESC. Diopt. 4. 2°   Mal disposé. •   S ils s y trouvent répugnants [à aimer Dieu], s ils n y ont aucune pente, PASC. Syst. des philos …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 9 repugnant — late 14c., from L. repugnantem (nom. repugnans), prp. of repugnare to resist, from re back + pugnare to fight (see PUGNACIOUS (Cf. pugnacious)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 repugnant — [adj] bad, obnoxious; hostile abhorrent, abominable, adverse, against, alien, antagonistic, antipathetic, averse, conflicting, contradictory, counter, creepy*, different, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, extraneous, extrinsic, foreign, foul …

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  • 11 repugnant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ extremely distasteful; unacceptable …

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  • 12 repugnant — re|pug|nant [rıˈpʌgnənt] adj formal [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: Latin, present participle of repugnare to fight against ] very unpleasant and offensive = ↑repellent deeply/utterly/wholly etc repugnant ▪ I find his political ideas totally… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 repugnant — adjective Etymology: Middle English, opposed, contradictory, incompatible, from Anglo French, from Latin repugnant , repugnans, present participle of repugnare to fight against, from re + pugnare to fight more at pungent Date: 15th century 1.… …

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  • 14 repugnant — [[t]rɪpʌ̱gnənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n If you think that something is horrible and disgusting, you can say that it is repugnant. [FORMAL] The odour of vitamin in skin is repugnant to insects... The Committee said his actions were improper… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 repugnant — repugnantly, adv. /ri pug neuhnt/, adj. 1. distasteful, objectionable, or offensive: a repugnant smell. 2. making opposition; averse. 3. opposed or contrary, as in nature or character. [1350 1400; ME repugnaunt < MF < L repugnant (s. of repugnans …

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  • 16 repugnant — adj. repugnant to * * * [rɪ pʌgnənt] repugnant to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 repugnant — adjective 1) the idea of cannibalism is repugnant Syn: abhorrent, revolting, repulsive, repellent, disgusting, offensive, objectionable, cringeworthy, vile, foul, nasty, loathsome, sickening, nauseating, hateful, detestable …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 repugnant to — in conflict or incompatible with. → repugnant …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 repugnant — adjective 1》 extremely distasteful; unacceptable. 2》 (repugnant to) in conflict or incompatible with. 3》 archaic given to stubborn resistance. Derivatives repugnantly adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 repugnant — adjective formal very unpleasant and offensive: I find his political beliefs completely repugnant …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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