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abhorrent

adjective ab·hor·rent \-ənt\

: causing or deserving strong dislike or hatred

Full Definition of ABHORRENT

1
a archaic :  strongly opposed
b :  feeling or showing abhorrence
2
:  not agreeable :  contrary <a notion abhorrent to their philosophy>
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

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