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Repugnant Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    repugnant adj : offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels" [syn: abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repulsive]
Repugnant Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Repugnant \Re*pug"nant\ (-nant), a. [F. r['e]pugnant, or L. repugnans, -antis, p. pr. of repugnare. See Repugn.] Disposed to fight against; hostile; at war with; being at variance; contrary; inconsistent; refractory; disobedient; also, distasteful in a high degree; offensive; -- usually followed by to, rarely and less properly by with; as, all rudeness was repugnant to her nature. [His sword] repugnant to command. --Shak. There is no breach of a divine law but is more or less repugnant unto the will of the Lawgiver, God himself. --Perkins. Syn: Opposite; opposed; adverse; contrary; inconsistent; irreconcilable; hostile; inimical.
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  • Repugnant battle honours of the Indian Army: erstwhile units of the British East India Company , and later the British Raj , have been declared as repugnant by the Government of India . ...
  • Repugnant market: A repugnant market is a term used to describe an area of commerce that is considered by society to be outside of the range of market ...

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  • Birmingham Islamic Society condemns Islamic State as 'morally repugnant'
    The Birmingham Islamic Society has released a statement condemning the killing of two American journalists by the Islamic State terror group. Read more on this news related to 'Repugnant'
  • Doctor's actions 'morally repugnant'
    A doctor who was found guilty of indecently assaulting two young boys, who were the children of a family friend, has been struck off. read more Read more on this news related to 'Repugnant'
  • ISIS puts pressure on Obama to act
    If nothing else, the latest ISIS act of barbarism brought a quick political consensus, and added pressure on President Barack Obama: Caution in the face of repugnant horror just won't do. Read more on this news related to 'Repugnant'

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