from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive: morally repugnant behavior.
- adj. Logic Contradictory; inconsistent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion.
- adj. Opposed or in conflict.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Opposing; resisting; refractory; disposed to oppose or antagonize.
- Standing or being in opposition; opposite; contrary; contradictory; at variance; inconsistent.
- In law, contrary to or inconsistent with another part of the same document or law, or of another which must be construed with it: generally used of a clause inconsistent with some other clause or with the general object of the instrument.
- Causing mental antagonism or aversion; highly distasteful; offensive.
- Synonyms Opposed, irreconcilable.
- Disagreeable. See antipathy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. offensive to the mind
Middle English, antagonistic, from Old French, from Latin repugnāns, repugnant-, present participle of repugnāre, to fight against; see repugn.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French repugnant, borrowed from Latin repugnans, present participle of repugnare ("to oppose, to fight against"), from re- ("back, against") + pugnare ("to fight"); see pugnacious. (Wiktionary)