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repugnant (adj.)

late 14c., "contrary, contradictory," from Old French repugnant "contradictory, opposing" or directly from Latin repugnantem (nominative repugnans), present participle of repugnare "to resist, fight back, oppose; disagree, be incompatible," from re- "back, against, in opposition" (see re-) + pugnare "to fight" (from PIE root *peuk- "to prick"). Meaning "distasteful, objectionable" is from 1777.

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Definitions of repugnant from WordNet

repugnant (adj.)
offensive to the mind;
morally repugnant customs
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