Execrable vs Repugnant - What's the difference?

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Execrable is a related term of repugnant.


As adjectives the difference between execrable and repugnant

is that execrable is loathsome, detestable while repugnant is repugnant.

As a verb repugnant is

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execrable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of the poorest quality.
  • Hateful.
  • * 1779 , Jefferson, letter to Patrick Henry written on March 27
  • But is an enemy so execrable , that, though in captivity, his wishes and comforts are to be disregarded and even crossed? I think not. It is for the benefit of mankind to mitigate the horrors of war as much as possible.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , date = 2001-06-01 , title = Guts: A Comedy of Manners , first = David , last = Langford , authorlink = David Langford , coauthors = Grant, John , publisher = Wildside Press , isbn = 9781587154485 , page = 72 , pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=XloXRhUhamIC&pg=PA72&dq=execrable , passage = The arcanely evil words of that despicable, loathsome, suppressed, vile, pululating, odious, nictating, repellent, repugnant, noxious, abhorrent, abominable, tory, execrable , nauseous work, Ye Boke of Guts , moved as if on a conveyor belt before his eyes. }}

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "execrable" is often applied: taste, road, crime, murder, thing.

    Synonyms

    * abhorrent * abominable * atrocious * deplorable * despicable * detestable * disgusting * foul * heinous * horrific * loathsome * low * monstrous * repulsive * revolting * sickening * vile * wretched

    repugnant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion.
  • (legal) Opposed or in conflict.
  • Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "repugnant" is often applied: act, nature, behavior, practice, character, thing, crime.