- 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.