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definition of the word abhorrent

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From Latin abhorens, abhorentis, present participle of abhorreĊ.


  1. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent thoughts.
    • The persons most abhorrent from blood and treason - Burke
    • The arts of pleasure in despotic courts I spurn abhorrent - Clover
  2. Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; -- followed by to.
    • Injudicious profanation, so abhorrent to our stricter principles. -- Gibbon
  3. Detestable
    • Pride, abhorrent as it is - I. Taylor

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