abhorrence

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noun ab·hor·rence \əb-ˈhȯr-ən(t)s, -ˈhär-\

Definition of abhorrence

  1. 1a :  the act or state of abhorring or despising something or someone a crime regarded with abhorrenceb :  a feeling of strong repugnance or disgust :  loathing an abhorrence of war

  2. 2 :  something regarded as repugnant or disgusting Slavery is an abhorrence.

Examples of abhorrence in a Sentence

  1. one of the changes in American society that remains a particular abhorrence of social conservatives

  2. my firm abhorrence of all forms of hypocrisy

Origin and Etymology of abhorrence

abhorr(ent) + -ence


First Known Use: 1592



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