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abhorrent

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adjective ab·hor·rent \-ənt\

Simple Definition of abhorrent

  • : causing or deserving strong dislike or hatred

Full Definition of abhorrent

  1. 1 a archaic :  strongly opposed b :  feeling or showing abhorrence

  2. 2 :  not agreeable :  contrary <a notion abhorrent to their philosophy>

  3. 3 :  being so repugnant as to stir up positive antagonism <acts abhorrent to every right-minded person>

ab·hor·rent·ly adverb

Examples of abhorrent

  1. She finds violence in films abhorrent.

  2. <he considers it abhorrent the way she keeps her dogs penned up all the time>



Origin of abhorrent

Latin abhorrent-, abhorrens, present participle of abhorrēre


First Known Use: 1599

Rhymes with abhorrent



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