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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  intense  aversion  [syn:  {repulsion},  {revulsion},  {horror}] 

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