Pronunciation: [ ri-puhg-nuhnt ]
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
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.