Definition of abhorrent
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Not tolerated, for good reason, will be abhorrent demonstrations, such as throat-slashing.
While tastes may differ — and some may find the inclusion of animal skin a bit abhorrent — these notebooks have a classy, refined look that’s a world away from Dell’s earlier work.
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Origin and Etymology of abhorrent
borrowed from Latin abhorrent-, abhorrens, present participle of abhorrēre “to abhor”
First Known Use: 1599
ABHORRENT Defined for Kids
Definition of abhorrent for Students
: causing or deserving strong dislike an abhorrent crime
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