repugnant


repugnant
re·pug·nant /ri-'pəg-nənt/ adj: characterized by contradiction and irreconcilability
the arbitrator's decision was not repugnant to the Act — M. A. Kelly

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

repugnant
I (exciting aversion) adjective abhorrent, abominable, detestable, disagreeable, disgustful, disgusting, disliked, displeasing, distasteful, diversus, forbidding, fulsome, hateful, inedible, insufferable, loathsome, nauseating, noisome, objectionable, obnoxious, odious, offending, offensive, out of favor, painful, repellent, repelling, repugnans, repulsive, revolting, unacceptable, unappetizing, undesirable, unpalatable, unpleasant, unpopular, unsavory II (incompatible) adjective adverse, alien, antagonistic, at odds, at variance, clashing, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, different, disagreeing, discordant, hostile, inaccordant, incongruous, inconsistent, inharmonious, inimical, irreconcilable, jarring, opposed, opposing, unconformable associated concepts: repugnant to the Constitution III index adverse (hostile), antipathetic (distasteful), averse, bad (offensive), contemptible, contemptuous, contradictory, heinous, inimical, loathsome, malevolent, negative, objectionable, obnoxious, odious, offensive (offending), repulsive, unacceptable, unfavorable, unsavory

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


repugnant
adj.
Inconsistent; incompatible; contrary.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • répugnant — répugnant, ante [ repyɲɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • XVIIe; 1213 « contraire, contradictoire »; de répugner 1 ♦ Qui inspire de la répugnance physique. Taudis d une saleté répugnante. ⇒ dégoûtant. « Mouillé par les baisers et les pleurs répugnants, il… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • repugnant — REPUGNÁNT, Ă, repugnanţi, te, adj. (livr.) Care inspiră repulsie, care provoacă silă; respingător. – Din fr. répugnant. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  Repugnant ≠ ademenitor, seducător, tentant Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004.… …   Dicționar Român

  • repugnant — 1 Repugnant, repellent, abhorrent, distasteful, obnoxious, invidious are comparable when they mean so alien or unlikable as to arouse antagonism and aversion. Repugnant is applied to something so incompatible with one s ideas, principles, or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repugnant — Repugnant …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • repugnant — [ri pug′nənt] adj. [ME < MFr < L repugnans: see REPUGNANCE] 1. contradictory; inconsistent [actions repugnant to his words] 2. offering resistance; opposed; antagonistic [repugnant forces] 3. causing repugnance; distasteful; offensive;… …   English World dictionary

  • répugnant — répugnant, ante (ré pu gnan, gnan t ) adj. 1°   Contraire, opposé. •   Choses qui sont répugnantes à la raison, DESC. Diopt. 4. 2°   Mal disposé. •   S ils s y trouvent répugnants [à aimer Dieu], s ils n y ont aucune pente, PASC. Syst. des philos …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • repugnant — late 14c., from L. repugnantem (nom. repugnans), prp. of repugnare to resist, from re back + pugnare to fight (see PUGNACIOUS (Cf. pugnacious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • repugnant — [adj] bad, obnoxious; hostile abhorrent, abominable, adverse, against, alien, antagonistic, antipathetic, averse, conflicting, contradictory, counter, creepy*, different, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, extraneous, extrinsic, foreign, foul …   New thesaurus

  • repugnant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ extremely distasteful; unacceptable …   English terms dictionary


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