Repugnant – very unpleasant
To remember the definition of the word repugnant, use the following mnemonic:
She had to re-plug (repugnant) her sink because a very unpleasant stink was coming out of the plughole.
Repugnant is one of the words that can be used when something is particularly offensive. It's meaning is similar to detestable, frightful, hideous and horrendous.
Examples of repugnant in a sentence
The stench from the open sewer was truly repugnant.
Your behaviour is repugnant and I no longer wish to be friends with you.
The idea of eating a bowl of insects is repugnant to me.