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Solely communicating the progress that the world has achieved becomes unhelpful, or even repugnant, when it glosses over the problems that are real today.

Fetal-tissue research is legal but extremely sensitive, and to some of the public it’s more than repugnant.

So, what we find repugnant in one era may be standard in another.

It is disappointing and, frankly, frightening that Thompson walked away from his repugnant Sea World excursion scot-free.

There may even be a part of him that he himself does not recognize, a second self that is capable of otherwise repugnant violence.

But his severe lack of athletic integrity is what is unequivocally repugnant about Ronaldo.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is even attacking it—this is sweet—as a plan that would create “repugnant inequality” across the state.

If the actual facts are so repugnant to you, then why embellish them?

Indeed, the more repugnant the means, the stronger the test of one's nobility and devotion.

"I could not go alone," said Ruth, and her tone was that of one still battling with a notion that is repugnant.

To be sure, he might kill the dog with the hatchet, but such butchery was repugnant to him, and he quickly dismissed the idea.

Money might save him; but there was something repugnant in the thought of leaving the whole burden of disgrace upon Mysie.

Nevertheless, it is repugnant as well as absurd to claim that anything could be begotten or born without having had a beginning.


On this page you'll find 107 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to repugnant, such as: abhorrent, abominable, contradictory, disgusting, distasteful, and incompatible.

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