Repugnance Re*pug"nance (-nans), Repugnancy Re*pug"nan*cy (-nan-s?), n. [F. r['e]pugnance, 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. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Let the foes quietly cut their throats, Without repugnancy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Aversion; reluctance; unwillingness; dislike; antipathy; hatred; hostility; irreconcilableness; contrariety; inconsistency. See {Dislike}. [1913 Webster]

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