verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French repugner, from Latin repugnare Date: 14th century intransitive verb archaic to offer opposition, objection, or resistance transitive verb to contend against ; oppose

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  • Repugn — Re*pugn (r? p?n ), v. t. [F. r[ e]pugner, L. repugnare, repugnatum; pref. re + pugnare to fight. See {Pugnacious}.] To fight against; to oppose; to resist. [R.] [1913 Webster] Stubbornly he did repugn the truth. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repugn — index disaccord, disagree, expostulate, oppose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • repugn — [ri pyo͞on′] vt., vi. [ME repugnen < MFr repugner < L repugnare < re , back + pugnare, to fight: see PUGNACIOUS] Now Rare to oppose or resist …   English World dictionary

  • repugn — /ri pyoohn /, v.t. 1. to oppose or refute. v.i. 2. Archaic. to resist. [1325 75; ME repugnen < MF repugner < L repugnare to resist, equiv. to re RE + pugnare to fight] * * * …   Universalium

  • repugn — verb To oppose or resist See Also: repugnance, repugnancy, repugnant …   Wiktionary

  • repugn — v. contend, contest, resist, fight against, oppose; refute …   English contemporary dictionary

  • repugn — re·pugn …   English syllables

  • repugn — /rəˈpjun/ (say ruh pyoohn) Obsolete –verb (t) 1. to resist (something). –verb (i) 2. to resist. {Middle English repugne(n), from Old French repugner, from Latin repugnāre fight against} …   Australian English dictionary

  • repugn —   vb. Archaic. oppose.    ♦ repugnance,, repugnancy, n. aversion; inconsistency; incompatibility.    ♦ repugnant, a. distasteful; disgusting; contradictory; incompatible; resisting …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • repugn — verb to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation They contested the outcome of the race • Syn: ↑contest, ↑contend • Derivationally related forms: ↑repugnance, ↑contention (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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