Re·pug·nance Re·pug·nan·cy n. 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.
n 1: intense aversion [syn: repulsion, revulsion, horror]
2: the relation between propositions that cannot both be true
at the same time [syn: incompatibility, mutual