AskDefine | Define repugnant

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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]

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  1. offensive or repulsive and arousing disgust or aversion

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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