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 abhorrence>b :  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

see abhor


First Known Use: 1592



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