Repugnant

Pronunciation: [ ri-puhg-nuhnt ]


Definition: adjective

1: extremely distasteful; unacceptable

2: in conflict with; incompatible with

Origin: Late Middle English; Latin


Etymology: from Old French repugnant or Latin repugnant- ‘opposing’, from the verb repugnare


Usage:


Synonyms:

1:

  • abhorrent

  • abominable

  • contradictory

  • disgusting

  • distasteful

2:

  • incompatible

  • objectionable

  • adverse

Antonyms:

1:

  • delightful

  • good

  • likeable

  • nice

  • pleasant

  • pleasing

2:

  • assets

  • sense

  • truth

Example:

1: The smell was utterly repugnant to anyone who entered the room.

2: The people were so frustrated that the bylaw was repugnant to the general law of the organization.

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