Borrowing from Old French repugnant, borrowed from Latin repugnans, present participle of repugnare (“to oppose, to fight against”), from re- (“back, against”) + pugnare (“to fight”); see pugnacious.
- Nouns to which "repugnant" is often applied: act, nature, behavior, practice, character, thing, crime.
- repugnant in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- repugnant in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
repugnant m (oblique and nominative feminine singular repugnant or repugnante)