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Definition of "repugnant" []

  • Arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive: morally repugnant behavior. (adjective)
  • Logic Contradictory; inconsistent. (adjective)

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 "repugnant" in a sentence
  • "We find the term repugnant and impossible to define."
  • "The leaders of two Baltic countries aren't coming, in part because the Soviet Union's World War II victory marked the beginning of what they call "an occupation," a term repugnant to Moscow."
  • "Also morally repugnant is your view that not having your car be keyed should be considered a right, but not being discriminated against in employment or public accommodations should be considered, as you called it, a “mere preference.”"