Definition of Repugnant

1. Adjective. Offensive to the mind. "The most repulsive character in recent novels"




Definition of Repugnant

1. a. Disposed to fight against; hostile; at war with; being at variance; contrary; inconsistent; refractory; disobedient; also, distasteful in a high degree; offensive; -- usually followed by to, rarely and less properly by with; as, all rudeness was repugnant to her nature.

Definition of Repugnant

1. Adjective. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion. ¹

2. Adjective. (legal) Opposed or in conflict. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repugnant

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Repugnant

repudiating
repudiation
repudiationist
repudiationists
repudiations
repudiative
repudiator
repudiators
repudiatory
repugn
repugnable
repugnance
repugnances
repugnancies
repugnancy
repugnant (current term)
repugnantly
repugnate
repugnatorial
repugnaunce
repugned
repugning
repugns
repullulate
repullulated
repullulates
repullulating
repullulation
repullulations
repulp

Literary usage of Repugnant

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"(6) repugnant clauses.—A saving, totally repugnant to the body of the act, is void. If, therefore, an act of parliament vests land in the king and his heirs ..."

2. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson (1857)
"... but it м repugnant to that nature to be deceived which is no way subject unto ignorance ; it is contradictory to that essence to deceive, ..."

3. A Compendium of the Law of Real and Personal Property Primarily Connected by Josiah William Smith (1870)
"... excepting one of them, this exception is repugnant to the grant, since the exception negatives the right to one of those things which are specifically ..."

4. Civil Procedure at Common Law by Alexander Martin (1899)
"Rule 1 Pleadings must not be Insensible or repugnant. ... Again, if a pleading be inconsistent with itself or repugnant, this is ground of demurrer. ..."

5. Some Dogmas of Religion by John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart (1906)
"must be more repugnant to God than it can be to any one else. The only way to escape from this conclusion would be to deny that any evil did exist in the ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1892)
"... superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm is repugnant to nature, contrary to God, and, finally, it is the fully reign over a people professing ..."

7. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"For his sake alone he introduced an 0ct-ÏS- arbitrary distinction, repugnant at least to the spirit of his former declarations. ..."

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