[ ab-hawr-uhnt, -hor- ]
/ æbˈhɔr ənt, -ˈhɒr- /
causing repugnance; detestable; loathsome: an abhorrent deed.
utterly opposed, or contrary, or in conflict (usually followed by to): abhorrent to reason.
feeling extreme repugnance or aversion (usually followed by of): abhorrent of waste.
remote in character (usually followed by from): abhorrent from the principles of law.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for abhorrent
/ (əbˈhɒrənt) /
(when postpositive, foll by of) feeling extreme aversion or loathing (for)abhorrent of vulgarity
(usually postpositive and foll by to) conflicting (with)abhorrent to common sense
Derived forms of abhorrentabhorrently, adverb
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