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Definition of "repugnance" []

  • Extreme dislike or aversion. (noun)
  • Logic The relationship of contradictory terms; inconsistency. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "repugnance" in a sentence
  • "And now that repugnance is very nearly annihilated how strange it would be to say we forbid you under severe legal restrictions from using this precaution which has been so long, so diffusively, so earnestly and so effectually recommended."
  • "They remain current because they are potent illustrations of where racism leads; their ugliness, their repugnance, is manifest."
  • "Yet the point where empathy and understanding end and interest wanes, giving way to outright repugnance, is reached when Eros throws himself violently into the arms of Thanatos as if to merge with him, when love seeks to find its highest and purest form, indeed its fulfilment, in death."