Meaning of “repugnant” in the English Dictionary

"repugnant" in British English

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repugnantadjective

uk /rɪˈpʌɡ.nənt/ us /rɪˈpʌɡ.nənt/ formal
repugnance
noun [ U ] uk /rɪˈpʌɡ.nəns/ us /rɪˈpʌɡ.nəns/

The thought of eating meat fills me with repugnance.

(Definition of “repugnant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"repugnant" in American English

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repugnantadjective [ not gradable ]

us /rɪˈpʌɡ·nənt/

causing a feeling of strong dislike or disgust:

The trade in wild animals was repugnant to most people.

(Definition of “repugnant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)