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repugnant

re·pug·nant

repugnant

 
 
pronunciation:
rih puhg nnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: extremely distasteful to one's senses or principles; disgusting.
The idea of slavery was repugnant to abolitionists.
synonyms:
abhorrent, abominable, disgusting, loathsome, noisome, repellent, repulsive, revolting
antonyms:
alluring, appealing, attractive, congenial
similar words:
distasteful, hateful, heinous, hideous, nasty, objectionable, obscene, odious, off-putting, offensive, rancid, sickening, ugly, undesirable, vile
definition 2: in direct opposition; contrary.
synonyms:
antithetic, contrary, opposed
similar words:
adverse, conflicting, contradictory, converse, discordant, hostile, irreconcilable, polar, thwart
derivation: repugnantly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word repugnant contains the following parts:
pug, pugn Latin root that means fight
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-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.