[ab-hawr-uh ns, -hor-]
- a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing; abomination.
- something or someone extremely repugnant or loathsome.
Origin of abhorrence
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1. execration, detestation.
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Examples from the Web for abhorrence
For all his caustic polemics, Kristol had an abhorrence of finding himself in the minority.Glenn Beck's Creator
September 26, 2009
There was accusation, denunciation, abhorrence in the cashier's gaze.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
They formed my character, and filled me with an abhorrence of evil-doers.Little Dorrit
He took it and cast it back to me in abhorrence and contempt, with all the strength he could muster.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
And Plato might also have found that the intuition of evil may be consistent with the abhorrence of it.The Republic
Every ragged Moor in the streets greeted them with exclamations of menace and abhorrence.The Scapegoat
- a feeling of extreme loathing or aversion
- a person or thing that is loathsome
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Word Origin and History for abhorrence
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