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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: Latin, present participle of repugnare 'to fight against'

repugnant

adjective
     
re‧pug‧nant formal
very unpleasant and offensive [= repellent]
I find his political ideas totally repugnant.
repugnant to
Animal experiments are morally repugnant to many people.

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