Definition of Repugnance

1. Noun. Intense aversion.

Exact synonyms: Horror, Repulsion, Revulsion
Generic synonyms: Disgust
Derivative terms: Repugnant



2. Noun. The relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time.
Exact synonyms: Incompatibility, Inconsistency, Mutual Exclusiveness
Generic synonyms: Contradictoriness
Derivative terms: Incompatible, Repugn

Definition of Repugnance

1. n. The state or condition of being repugnant; opposition; contrariety; especially, a strong instinctive antagonism; aversion; reluctance; unwillingness, as of mind, passions, principles, qualities, and the like.

Definition of Repugnance

1. Noun. extreme aversion, repulsion ¹

2. Noun. contradiction, inconsistency, incompatibility, incongruity; an instance of such. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repugnance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Repugnance

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repudiate
repudiated
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repudiating
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repudiationist
repudiationists
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repudiative
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repudiators
repudiatory
repugn
repugnable
repugnance (current term)
repugnances
repugnancies
repugnancy
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repugnate
repugnatorial
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repugning
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repullulate
repullulated
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Literary usage of Repugnance

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1. The Philosophical Review by Sage School of Philosophy, Cunningham, Gustavus Watts, 1881-, James Edwin Creighton, Frank Thilly, Jacob Gould Schurman (1897)
"Disgust, aversion, abhorrence, detestation, horror, are all emotions of repugnance. They are feelings in reference to some object which is regarded as ..."

2. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1906)
"The repugnance with which Mary regarded Darnley was known to everybody, and was reported to foreign courts. Another fact is her growing fondness for ..."

3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"Koland had pronounced against the September massacres; and overcoming her repugnance to address him, she wrote him a most touching appeal to be set free to ..."

4. The Reformation by Williston Walker (1873)
"The repugnance with which Mary regarded Darnley was known to everybody, and was reported to foreign courts. Another fact is her growing fondness for ..."

5. South America: Observations and Impressions by James Bryce Bryce (1912)
"... but with the more physically dissimilar negroes — shews that race repugnance is no such constant and permanent factor in human affairs as members of the ..."

6. South America: Observations and Impressions by James Bryce Bryce (1912)
"... but with the more physically dissimilar negroes — shews that race repugnance is no such constant and permanent factor in human affairs as members of the ..."

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