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repugnance (n.)

early 15c., repugnaunce, "logical contradiction, inconsistency; incompatibility; resistance, opposition"(senses now obsolete), from Old French repugnance "opposition, resistance" (13c.) or directly from Latin repugnantia "incompatibility," from stem of repugnare "resist, disagree, be incompatible," from re- "back" (see re-) + pugnare "to fight" (from PIE root *peuk- "to prick"). The meaning "mental opposition or antagonism, aversion, strong dislike" is from 1640s. Related: Repugnancy.

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Definitions of repugnance

repugnance (n.)
intense aversion;
Synonyms: repulsion / revulsion / horror
repugnance (n.)
the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time;
Synonyms: incompatibility / mutual exclusiveness / inconsistency
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