(Re*pug"na*ble) a. Capable of being repugned or resisted. [R.] Sir T. North.
(Re*pug"nance Re*pug"nan*cy) (- nan-s?), n. [F. répugnance, 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.
Let the foes quietly cut their throats,Shak.
Syn. Aversion; reluctance; unwillingness; dislike; antipathy; hatred; hostility; irreconcilableness; contrariety; inconsistency.
(Re*pug"nant) a. [F. répugnant, or L. repugnans, -antis, p. pr. of repugnare. See Repugn.]
Disposed to fight against; hostile; at war with; being at variance; contrary; inconsistent; refractory; disobedient; also,
distasteful in a high degree; offensive; usually followed by to, rarely and less properly by with; as, all
rudeness was repugnant to her nature.
[His sword] repugnant to command.Shak.
There is no breach of a divine law but is more or less repugnant unto the will of the Lawgiver, God
Syn. Opposite; opposed; adverse; contrary; inconsistent; irreconcilable; hostile; inimical.
(Re*pug"nant*ly), adv. In a repugnant manner.
(Re*pug"nate) v. t. [From L. repugnare. See Repugn.] To oppose; to fight against. [Obs.]
(Re*pugn"er) n. One who repugns.
(Re*pul"lu*late) v. i. [L. repullulare, repullulatum. See Pullulate.] To bud again.
Though tares repullulate, there is wheat still left in the field.Howell.
(Re*pul`lu*la"tion) n. The act of budding again; the state of having budded again.
(Re*pulse") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repulsed (-p?lst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Repulsing.] [L. repulsus,
p. p. of repellere. See Repel.]
1. To repel; to beat or drive back; as, to repulse an assault; to repulse the enemy.
Complete to have discovered and repulsedMilton.
Whatever wiles of foe or seeming friend.
2. To repel by discourtesy, coldness, or denial; to reject; to send away; as, to repulse a suitor or a proffer.
(Re*pulse"), n. [L. repulsa, fr. repellere, repulsum.]
1. The act of repelling or driving back; also, the state of being repelled or driven back.
By fate repelled, and with repulses tired.Denham.
He received in the repulse of Tarquin seven hurts in the body.Shak.
2. Figuratively: Refusal; denial; rejection; failure.