4. disapproval, disagreement, dissent, demur, de-murral; protest, objection, opposition, contravention; refutation, disproof, confutation; condemnation, disapprobation, denunciation.
repugnance, n. 1. revulsion, repulsion, nausea, queasiness; obnoxiousness, fulsomeness, noisomeness; distaste, disrelish, disgust, offense.
2. aversion, disapprobation, opposition, objection, rejection, disapproval, disfavor, resistance; reluctance, disinclination, unwillingness, indisposedness, adverseness, inimicalness, inimicality; antagonism, animosity, hostility, antipathy, unfriendliness, dislike, disrelish, hatred, detestation, odium, abhorrence, abomination, loathing, execration, Fr. bete noire.
3. contrariety, contrariness, oppugnancy, oppugna-tion, renitence, recalcitrance, withstandingness, reluc-tation, resistance; conflict, discordance, inaccordancy, clashing; incompatibility, irreconcilability, irreconcilableness, disharmony, incongruity, disagreement; con-tradictoriness, inconsistency, discrepancy.
repugnant, adj. 1. fulsome, noisome, obnoxious, rank; revolting, repellent, repulsive; distasteful, disgusting, aversive, offensive, funny as a crutch; objectionable, disagreeable, undesirable, unpleasant; nauseating, nauseous, sickening, unsavory, unpalatable, unappetizing, insipid.
2. averse, loath, objecting, counter; reluctant, disinclined, unwilling, indisposed; adverse, inimical; antagonistic, hostile, antipathetical, unfriendly; hateful, detestable, despicable, heinous, loathsome, odious, abhorrent, abominable.
3. contrary, opposed, oppugnant, at variance; conflicting, incompatible, unconformable, irreconcilable; disharmonious, inharmonious, discordant, inaccord-ant, clashing, incongruous; contradictory, inconsistent, discrepant; refractory, renitent, recalcitrant, resistant, withstanding.
repulse, v. 1. repel, drive back, drive away, chase out; defeat, overthrow, rout, squelch; thwart, stem, check, frustrate, impede, hinder; resist, defend, oppose, confront, counteract, countervail, make a stand.
2. reject, rebuff, repudiate, spurn, veto, give the cold shoulder to, turn down; refuse, deny, disclaim, disavow; disown, renounce, turn one's back upon.
-n. 3. repelling, repellence, driving back, driving away, chasing out; overthrowing, defeating, routing, squelching; thwarting, stemming, checking; rejecting, rebuffing, repudiating, spurning, turning down; refusing, denying, disowning, renouncing.
4. retroaction, oppugnation, reluctation, disclamation, renunciation.
5. rejection, rebuff, repudiation, discountenance, veto; refusal, recusancy, denial, disclaimer.
repulsion, n. 1. repelling, repellence, driving back, driving away, rejecting, refusing, spurning, denying; repercussion, retroaction, oppugnation, reluctation; disclamation, renunciation.
2. repugnance, disgust, nausea, distaste; aversion, revulsion, antagonism, hostility, animus; odiousness, enmity, abhorrence, abomination, loathing, loathsomeness, detestation, hatred, hate.