abhorrence

[ ab-hawr-uhns, -hor- ]
/ æbˈhɔr əns, -ˈhɒr- /

noun

a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing; abomination.
something or someone extremely repugnant or loathsome.

Nearby words

  1. abh,
  2. abhenry,
  3. abhidhamma pitaka,
  4. abhominable,
  5. abhor,
  6. abhorrent,
  7. abia,
  8. abiathar,
  9. abib,
  10. abidance

Origin of abhorrence

First recorded in 1650–60; abhorr(ent) + -ence

Related formsself-ab·hor·rence, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for abhorrence

abhorrence

/ (əbˈhɒrəns) /

noun

a feeling of extreme loathing or aversion
a person or thing that is loathsome
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Word Origin and History for abhorrence

abhorrence

n.

1650s; see abhorrent + -ence.

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