Definitions for: Repugnance


[n] intense aversion
[n] the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*pug"nance (-nans), Repugnancy Re*pug"nan*cy
(-nan-s?), n. [F. r['e]pugnance, L. repugnantia.]
The state or condition of being repugnant; opposition;
contrariety; especially, a strong instinctive antagonism;
aversion; reluctance; unwillingness, as of mind, passions,
principles, qualities, and the like.

That which causes us to lose most of our time is the
repugnance which we naturally have to labor. --Dryden.

Let the foes quietly cut their throats, Without
repugnancy. --Shak.

Syn: Aversion; reluctance; unwillingness; dislike; antipathy;
hatred; hostility; irreconcilableness; contrariety;
inconsistency. See Dislike.

Synonyms: horror, incompatibility, inconsistency, mutual exclusiveness, repulsion, revulsion

See Also: contradictoriness, disgust

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