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.
Let the foes quietly cut their throats,
Syn. -- Aversion; reluctance; unwillingness; dislike; antipathy; hatred; hostility; irreconcilableness; contrariety; inconsistency. See Dislike.
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