Origin of abhorrent
OTHER WORDS FROM abhorrentab·hor·rent·ly, adverbun·ab·hor·rent·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH abhorrentaberrant, abhorrent
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How to use abhorrent in a sentence
Most of the media coverage and popular debate around Rowling framed her views as abhorrent.
I was reminded of that revelation while reading about last week’s abhorrent Capitol Hill riots.
His constant and divisive rhetoric led to the abhorrent actions we saw today.Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol; D.C. National Guard activated after mob breaches building|Washington Post Staff|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
The formula for deciding how many electors to assign to each state was especially problematic because it replicated the abhorrent three-fifths compromise used to distribute seats in the House.The U.S.’s Electoral College is an epic design fail|claychandler|November 3, 2020|Fortune
At a time when many in our community require services to make it through an isolating pandemic, attempting to grant providers a license to discriminate is abhorrent.Texas assailed for allowing social workers to turn away LGBTQ, disabled patients|Chris Johnson|October 20, 2020|Washington Blade
But one description was abhorrent on a level far above politics: “Aspergery.”Yes, ‘Aspergery’ Is a Slur and It's Time to Stop Using It|Emily Shire|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To be clear, what Peterson (allegedly) did is abhorrent and almost beyond comprehension.Adrian Peterson’s ‘Whooping’ and Ray Rice’s Knockout Are Both Domestic Violence|Robert Silverman|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In that interview, Paul made it a point to frequently note how he finds discrimination “abhorrent.”
But I have never met someone who actually confronts people for their abhorrent behavior after the workplace bullying is over.
Still, the whole thing is so abhorrent that hardly anyone is waiting for the tape to be verified.As ‘Punishment,’ Clippers Bigot Donald Sterling Could Make $1 Billion|Robert Silverman|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I cannot tell you, Fina," said Leam, to whom falsehoods were abhorrent and the truth impossible.
But to Bierce's mind, "noble and nude and antique," this mid-Victorian draping and bedecking of "unpleasant truths" was abhorrent.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
Because it is a law abhorrent to the moral and religious sentiments of a vast majority of the community called upon to enforce it.The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act|Lydia Maria Child
Yet, in some indescribable way, she reminded him of Nancy, and the notion was so grotesque and abhorrent that he shuddered.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
But let us do justice to those who shun such abhorrent spectacles, and who cannot endure to look upon an execution.Brother Jacques (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume XVII)|Charles Paul de Kock