abhorrent

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adjective ab·hor·rent \-ənt\

Definition of abhorrent

  1. 1 :  causing or deserving strong dislike or hatred :  being so repugnant as to stir up positive antagonism acts abhorrent to every right-minded person

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

  3. 3a :  feeling or showing strong dislike or hatredb archaic :  strongly opposed

abhorrently

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Origin and Etymology of abhorrent

Latin abhorrent-, abhorrens, present participle of abhorrēre —see abhor


First Known Use: 1599


ABHORRENT Defined for Kids

abhorrent

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adjective ab·hor·rent \ab-ˈhȯr-ənt\

Definition of abhorrent for Students

  1. :  causing or deserving strong dislike an abhorrent crime



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