Re*pug"nance (-nans), Re*pug"nan*cy (-nan-s?), n. [F. r'epugnance, 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.

 

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