exciting distaste or aversion
Middle English, opposed, contradictory, incompatible, from Anglo-French, from Latin repugnant-, repugnans, present participle of repugnare to fight against, from re- + pugnare to fight
My wife and I were talking about someone’s actions the other day and I described his actions as repugnant. The nerd that I am, I connected this word to pugnacious which I wrote about a couple months ago. Same origin: fight. Yes, the guy we were discussing is pugnacious as well. Language is a powerful tool.