Antonyms for repugnant

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ri-puhg-nuhnt
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈpʌg nənt

Definition of repugnant

Origin :
  • 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" (see re-) + pugnare "to fight" (see pugnacious). Meaning "distasteful, objectionable" is from 1777.
  • adj bad, obnoxious; hostile
Example sentences :
  • She had come to believe almost his theory of the future, since it was not repugnant to her prejudices.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • To me, however, constituted as I am, the idea was most repugnant.
  • Extract from : « The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Somehow or other, the idea of her marrying anyone was repugnant to me.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Though the man was repugnant to her, she saluted him cheerfully.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • The very thought of going to him for aid, after all that had passed, was repugnant to Ruth.
  • Extract from : « Mistress Wilding » by Rafael Sabatini
  • The whole idea and thing of a priesthood would be repugnant to Buddhism.
  • Extract from : « The Soul of a People » by H. Fielding
  • He had laid his hand to a repugnant business, and the burden of it was too heavy for him to bear.
  • Extract from : « The Nebuly Coat » by John Meade Falkner
  • That, perhaps, is why Socialism is so attractive to some minds, so repugnant to others.
  • Extract from : « The Task of Social Hygiene » by Havelock Ellis
  • Domestic slavery is repugnant to the principles of Christianity.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921 » by Various
  • Yet the Russian system of to-day is quite as repugnant to every idea of justice.
  • Extract from : « Rabbi and Priest » by Milton Goldsmith

Synonyms for repugnant

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