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repugnant

adjective uk   us   /rɪˈpʌɡ.nənt/ formal
If behaviour or beliefs, etc. are repugnant, they are very unpleasant, causing a feeling of disgust: a repugnant smell I find your attitude towards these women quite repugnant. The idea of cheating in an exam is morally repugnant to me.
repugnance
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəns/
The thought of eating meat fills me with repugnance.
Translations of “repugnant”
in Korean 혐오스러운…
in Arabic بَغيض, كَريه…
in Portuguese repugnante…
in Catalan repugnant…
in Japanese 不快な, 嫌悪感を引き起こす…
in Italian ripugnante, deplorevole…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人厭惡的, 令人反感的…
in Russian отвратительный…
in Turkish çirkin, tiksindirici, iğrenç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人厌恶的, 令人反感的…
in Polish odrażający…
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