MEANING: adjective: Distasteful; offensive; objectionable.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French répugnant (disgusting), from Latin repugnant (contrary, opposed), from repugnare, from re- (again) + pugnare (to fight), from pugnus (fist). Ultimately from the Indo-European root peuk- (to prick), which is also the source of point, puncture, pungent, punctual, poignant, pounce, poniard, impugn, pugilist, and pugnacious. Earliest documented use: 1425.

R.I.PUGNANT - epitaph for Benny Paret

REDUGNANT - disinterred

REPUGNAT - pesky little critters, aren't they