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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·pug·nance /rɪˈpʌgnən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         exclusiveness, inconsistency]