Definition Of repugnant


extremely distasteful; unacceptable.

the thought of going back into the fog was repugnant to him

in conflict with; incompatible with.

a bylaw must not be repugnant to the general law of the country

Example Of repugnant

  • A community sullies itself by keeping alive certain people who have acted in such a repugnantly depraved and murderous fashion as to degrade the human species through their membership in it.

  • About that kind of purism, there is also something slightly repugnant .

  • All the countries of the world will hopefully come together to find a way to fight this sort of terrorism, which is repugnant to all reasonable people.

  • Also repugnant to Moses was the Egyptian ideology that chose to enslave live men in order to build temples and pyramids to honor dead men.

  • Although Joan does things that some might consider repugnant , Linney fashions her alter-ego into a sympathetic human being.

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