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Present participle of repugnō.


repugnāns m, f, n (genitive repugnantis); third declension

  1. opposing
  2. resisting, defending


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative repugnāns repugnantēs repugnantia
genitive repugnantis repugnantium
dative repugnantī repugnantibus
accusative repugnantem repugnāns repugnantēs repugnantia
ablative repugnante, repugnantī1 repugnantibus
vocative repugnāns repugnantēs repugnantia

1When used purely as an adjective.



  • repugnans in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • repugnans in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • repugnans in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to do a thing which is not one's vocation, which goes against the grain: adversante et repugnante natura or invitā Minervā (ut aiunt) aliquid facere (Off. 1. 31. 110)