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Noun repugnance has 2 senses


repugnancen. [F. répugnance, 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.  [1913 Webster]
    "That which causes us to lose most of our time is the repugnance which we naturally have to labor."  [1913 Webster]
    "Let the foes quietly cut their throats,
    Without repugnancy.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Aversion; reluctance; unwillingness; dislike; antipathy; hatred; hostility; irreconcilableness; contrariety; inconsistency. See Dislike.


repugnance, n. (also repugnancy)
1 (usu. foll. by to, against) antipathy; aversion.
2 (usu. foll. by of, between, to, with) inconsistency or incompatibility of ideas, statements, etc.

ME (in sense 2) f. F r{eacute}pugnance or L repugnantia f. repugnare oppose (as RE-, pugnare fight)



Anglophobia, Russophobia, abhorrence, abominability, abomination, allergy, antagonism, anti-Semitism, antipathy, antithesis, argumentation, averseness, aversion, backlash, backwardness, bad blood, baseness, beastliness, belligerence, bigotry, clash, clashing, cold sweat, collision, competition, conflict, confrontation, confutation, contemptibility, contention, contradiction, contradistinction, contraindication, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, contrast, controversy, counteraction, counterposition, counterworking, crankiness, creeping flesh, cross-purposes, crotchetiness, crudeness, cursoriness, despicability, despicableness, despitefulness, detestation, difference, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, discord, discordance, discordancy, discrepancy, disgust, disgustingness, disharmony, disinclination, dislike, disobedience, disparity, disrelish, dissension, dissent, dissidence, dissonance, distaste, disunion, disunity, divergence, diversity, emetic, enmity, execration, faction, fetidness, foot-dragging, foulness, fractiousness, friction, fulsomeness, grossness, grudging consent, grudgingness, harshness, hate, hatefulness, hatred, heinousness, horror, hostility, ignobility, inaccordance, inconsistency, indisposedness, indisposition, indocility, inequality, inimicalness, interference, intractableness, jarring, kick, lack of enthusiasm, lack of zeal, loathing, loathsomeness, malevolence, malice, malignity, misandry, misanthropy, misogyny, mortal horror, mutinousness, nastiness, nausea, nauseant, nauseousness, negation, negativeness, noisomeness, nolition, nonconformity, noncooperation, noxiousness, objectionability, objectionableness, obnoxiousness, obscenity, obstinacy, odiousness, odium, offensiveness, oppositeness, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, overripeness, perfunctoriness, perverseness, perversity, polarity, putridity, putridness, quarrelsomeness, race hatred, racism, rancidity, rancidness, rankness, reaction, rebarbativeness, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, recoil, refractoriness, refusal, reluctance, renitence, renitency, repellence, repellency, repercussion, repulsion, repulsiveness, resistance, revolt, rivalry, rottenness, showdown, shuddering, sickener, slowness, spite, spitefulness, stubbornness, sulk, sulkiness, sulks, sullenness, swimming upstream, uncooperativeness, unenthusiasm, unharmoniousness, unspeakableness, unwillingness, variance, vials of hate, vials of wrath, vileness, vying, xenophobia




N contrariety, contrast, foil, antithesis, oppositeness, contradiction, antagonism, clashing, repugnance, inversion, the opposite, the reverse, the inverse, the converse, the antipodes, the antithesis, the other extreme, contrary, contrarious, contrariant, opposite, counter, dead against, converse, reverse, opposed, antithetical, contrasted, antipodean, antagonistic, opposing, conflicting, inconsistent, contradictory, at cross purposes, negative, hostile, differing toto coelo, diametrically opposite, diametrically opposed, as opposite as black and white, as opposite as light and darkness, as opposite as fire and water, as opposite as the poles, as different as night and day, Hyperion to a satyr, quite the contrary, quite the reverse, no such thing, just the other way, tout au contraire, contrarily, contra, contrariwise, per contra, on the contrary, nay rather, vice versa, on the other hand, all concord's born of contraries, Thesis, antithesis, synthesis.


N disagreement, discord, discordance, dissonance, dissidence, discrepancy, unconformity, incongruity, incongruence, discongruity, mesalliance, jarring, dissension, conflict, bickering, clashing, misunderstanding, wrangle, disparity, mismatch, disproportion, dissimilitude, inequality, disproportionateness, variance, divergence, repugnance, unfitness, inaptitude, impropriety, inapplicability, inconsistency, inconcinnity, irrelevancy, misjoining, misjoinder, syncretism, intrusion, interference, concordia discors, fish out of water, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, at variance, at war, hostile, antagonistic, repugnant, incompatible, irreconcilable, inconsistent with, unconformable, exceptional, intrusive, incongruous, disproportionate, disproportionated, inharmonious, unharmonious, inconsonant, unconsonant, divergent, repugnant to, inapt, unapt, inappropriate, improper, unsuited, unsuitable, inapplicable, not to the point, unfit, unfitting, unbefitting, unbecoming, illtimed, unseasonable, mal a propos, inadmissible, inapposite, uncongenial, ill-assorted, ill-sorted, mismatched, misjoined, misplaced, misclassified, unaccommodating, irreducible, incommensurable, uncommensurable, unsympathetic, out of character, out of keeping, out of proportion, out of joint, out of tune, out of place, out of season, out of its element, at odds with, at variance with, in defiance, in contempt, in spite of, discordantly, a tort et a travers, asinus ad lyram.


N dislike, distaste, disrelish, disinclination, displacency, reluctance, backwardness, repugnance, disgust, queasiness, turn, nausea, loathing, averseness, aversation, aversion, abomination, antipathy, abhorrence, horror, mortal antipathy, rooted antipathy, mortal horror, rooted horror, hatred, detestation, hate, animosity, hydrophobia, canine madness, byssa, xenophobia, sickener, gall and wormwood, shuddering, cold sweat, disliking, averse from, loathe, loathe to, loth, adverse, shy of, sick of, out of conceit with, disinclined, heartsick, dogsick, queasy, disliked, uncared for, unpopular, out of favor, repulsive, repugnant, repellant, abhorrent, insufferable, fulsome, nauseous, loathsome, loathful, offensive, disgusting, disagreeable c, (painful), usque ad nauseam, Int, faugh!, foh!, ugh!, non libet.


N hate, hatred, vials of hate, disaffection, disfavor, alienation, estrangement, coolness, enmity, animosity, umbrage, pique, grudge, dudgeon, spleen bitterness, bitterness of feeling, ill blood, bad blood, acrimony, malice, implacability, repugnance, misanthropy, demonophobia, gynephobia, negrophobia, odium, unpopularity, detestation, antipathy, object of hatred, object of execration, abomination, aversion, b=ete noire, enemy, bitter pill, source of annoyance, hating, abhorrent, averse from, set against, bitter, implacable, unloved, unbeloved, unlamented, undeplored, unmourned, uncared for, unendeared, un-valued, disliked, crossed in love, forsaken, rejected, lovelorn, jilted, obnoxious, hateful, odious, abominable, repulsive, offensive, shocking, disgusting, reprehensible, invidious, spiteful, malicious, insulting, irritating, provoking, at daggers drawn, not on speaking terms, at loggerheads, no love lost between.

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