Search Result for "repugnant":
1. offensive to the mind;
- Example: "an abhorrent deed"
- Example: "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"
- Example: "morally repugnant customs"
- Example: "repulsive behavior"
- Example: "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
[syn: abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsive]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Repugnant \Re*pug"nant\ (-nant), a. [F. r['e]pugnant, or L. repugnans, -antis, p. pr. of repugnare. See Repugn.] 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; as, all rudeness was repugnant to her nature. [1913 Webster] [His sword] repugnant to command. --Shak. [1913 Webster] There is no breach of a divine law but is more or less repugnant unto the will of the Lawgiver, God himself. --Perkins. [1913 Webster] Syn: Opposite; opposed; adverse; contrary; inconsistent; irreconcilable; hostile; inimical. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
repugnant adj 1: offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels" [syn: abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsive]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
201 Moby Thesaurus words for "repugnant": abhorrent, abjuratory, abnegative, abominable, acrid, adversary, adversative, adverse, adversive, alien, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, antonymous, at cross-purposes, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war, awful, balancing, base, beastly, belligerent, below contempt, beneath contempt, bitter, breakaway, caustic, clashing, colliding, compensating, competitive, con, conflicting, confronting, contemptible, contradicting, contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive, contrarious, contrary, contrasted, converse, counter, counteractant, counteracting, counteractive, counterbalancing, counterpoised, countervailing, counterworking, cranky, cross, crotchety, crude, dead against, denying, despicable, despiteful, detestable, differing, disaccordant, disaffirming, disagreeable, disagreeing, disallowing, disavowing, disclaiming, discordant, discrepant, disgusting, disharmonious, disowning, disproportionate, dissentient, dissident, dissonant, distasteful, divergent, dreadful, enemy, execrable, extraneous, extrinsic, eyeball to eyeball, fetid, forbidding, foreign, foul, fractious, frightful, full of hate, fulsome, ghastly, grating, grisly, gross, gruesome, hateful, heinous, hideous, horrible, horrid, hostile, ignoble, immiscible, inaccordant, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant, inharmonious, inimical, intolerable, inverse, invidious, jangling, jarring, loathsome, malevolent, malicious, malignant, malodorous, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, negative, negatory, noisome, nonconformist, noncooperative, noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, obstinate, obverse, odious, offensive, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, out of accord, out of whack, overthwart, perverse, quarrelsome, rancorous, reactionary, rebarbative, recalcitrant, recanting, refractory, renitent, renunciative, renunciatory, repellent, repelling, repudiative, repulsive, resistant, reverse, revocative, revocatory, revolting, revolutionary, revulsive, rival, set against, sickening, sore, spiteful, squared off, stinking, terrible, uncongenial, uncooperative, unfavorable, unfriendly, ungenial, unharmonious, unpalatable, unpleasant, unpropitious, unsavory, unsympathetic, variant, venomous, vile, virulent, vitriolicBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
REPUGNANT. That which is contrary to something else; a repugnant condition is one contrary to the contract itself; as, if I grant you a house and lot in fee, upon condition that you shall not aliens, the condition is repugnant and void. Bac. Ab. Conditions, L.