repugnant
[ ri-puhg-nuhnt ]
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Part of Speech adjective (1), adjective (2)
Origin + Etymology
from Old French repugnant or Latin repugnant- ‘opposing’, from the verb repugnare
Synonyms
adjective (1)
  • abhorrent
  • abominable
  • contradictory
  • disgusting
  • distasteful
adjective (2)
  • incompatible
  • objectionable
  • adverse
Antonyms
adjective (1)
  • delightful
  • good
  • likeable
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
adjective (2)
  • agreeable
  • compatible
Definition
adjective (1)
extremely distasteful; unacceptable
adjective (2)
in conflict with; incompatible with
Examples
adjective (1)
The smell was utterly repugnant to anyone who entered the room.
adjective (2)
The people were so frustrated that the bylaw was repugnant to the general law of the organization.
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