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.

Origin of abhorrence

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

Related forms

self-ab·hor·rence, noun
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abhorrence

/ (əbˈhɒrəns) /

noun

a feeling of extreme loathing or aversion
a person or thing that is loathsome

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