What does repugn mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contest, contend, repugnverb

    to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation

    "They contested the outcome of the race"


  1. repugnverb

    To oppose or resist


  1. repugn

    Repugn is a verb meaning to oppose, resist, or fight against something, typically due to distaste or revulsion. It can also mean to strongly disagree with or reject an idea or proposition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repugnverb

    to fight against; to oppose; to resist

  2. Etymology: [F. rpugner, L. repugnare, repugnatum; pref. re- + pugnare to fight. See Pugnacious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repugn

    rē-pūn′, v.t. (Shak.) to fight against, to oppose.—adj. Repugnable (rē-pū′-, or rē-pug′-na-bl), capable of being resisted.—ns. Repugnance (rē-pug′-, like all the succeeding words), the state of being repugnant: resistance: aversion: reluctance; Repug′nancy.—adj. Repug′nant, hostile: adverse: contrary: distasteful: at variance.—adv. Repug′nantly.—n. Repug′nantness.—v.t. Repug′nate, to oppose: to fight against.—adj. Repugnatō′rial, serving as a means of defence.—n. Repugner (rē-pū′nėr), one who rebels. [Fr.,—L. repugnārere-, against, pugnāre, to fight.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repugn in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repugn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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    transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
    A restore
    B doom
    C interrupt
    D interrogate

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