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  • 1 Abhorrent — Ab*hor rent, a. [L. abhorens, rentis, p. pr. of abhorrere.] 1. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent thoughts. [1913 Webster] The persons most abhorrent from blood and treason.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 abhorrent — [ab hôr′ənt, ab här′ənt] adj. [L abhorrens, prp. of abhorrere, ABHOR] 1. causing disgust, hatred, etc.; detestable [an abhorrent crime] 2. feeling abhorrence 3. opposed or contrary (to) [abhorrent to his principles] SYN. HATEFUL abhorrently …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 abhorrent — index antipathetic (distasteful), bad (offensive), contemptible, heinous, loathsome, objectionable …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 abhorrent — (adj.) 1610s, in a position or condition to recoil, usually with from; from L. abhorentem (nom. abhorrens), prp. of abhorrere; see ABHOR (Cf. abhor). Meaning repugnant is from 1650s. Earlier was abhorrable (late 15c.) …

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  • 5 abhorrent — 1 abominable, *hateful, detestable, odious Analogous words: *contemptible, despicable, scurvy: *execrable, damnable Antonyms: admirable: enjoyable Contrasted words: grateful, agreeable, pleasant, pleasing, gratifying, welcome: *delightful,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 abhorrent — [adj] disgusting despicable, detestable, execrable, loathsome, offensive, repulsive, revolting; concepts 485,548 …

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  • 7 abhorrent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inspiring disgust and loathing. DERIVATIVES abhorrence noun …

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  • 8 abhorrent — /əbˈhɒrənt / (say uhb horuhnt), /əˈbɒrənt/ (say uh boruhnt) adjective 1. exciting horror; detestable: *abhorrent to him was the pious Christian s self abasement: the folded hands, the downcast eyes –henry handel richardson, 1929. –phrase 2.… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 9 abhorrent — abhorrently, adv. /ab hawr euhnt, hor /, adj. 1. causing repugnance; detestable; loathsome: an abhorrent deed. 2. utterly opposed, or contrary, or in conflict (usually fol. by to): abhorrent to reason. 3. feeling extreme repugnance or aversion… …

    Universalium

  • 10 abhorrent — adj. (formal) abhorrent to (his behavior was abhorrent to everyone) * * * [əb (h)ɒrənt] (formal) abhorrent to (his behavior was abhorrent to everyone) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 abhorrent — adjective Etymology: Latin abhorrent , abhorrens, present participle of abhorrēre Date: 1599 1. a. archaic strongly opposed b. feeling or showing abhorrence 2. not …

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  • 12 abhorrent — ab|hor|rent [əbˈhɔrənt US ˈho:r ] adj something that is abhorrent is completely unacceptable because it seems morally wrong = ↑repugnant abhorrent to ▪ The practice of killing animals for food is utterly abhorrent to me …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 abhorrent — ab|hor|rent [ əb hɔrənt ] adjective FORMAL if something is abhorrent to you, you dislike it very much, usually because you think it is immoral: abhorrent to: Racism is abhorrent to the majority of people …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 abhorrent — [[t]æbhɒ̱rənt, AM hɔ͟ːr [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ to n If something is abhorrent to you, you hate it very much or consider it completely unacceptable. [FORMAL] Racial discrimination is abhorrent to my council and our staff...… …

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  • 15 abhorrent — UK [əbˈhɒrənt] / US [əbˈhɔrənt] adjective formal if something is abhorrent to you, you dislike it very much, usually because you think it is immoral abhorrent to: Racism is abhorrent to the majority of people …

    English dictionary

  • 16 abhorrent — ab•hor•rent [[t]æbˈhɔr ənt, ˈhɒr [/t]] adj. 1) causing repugnance or aversion; detestable; loathsome: an abhorrent deed[/ex] 2) utterly opposed or in conflict; contrary (usu. fol. by to): abhorrent to reason[/ex] 3) feeling extreme repugnance or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 abhorrent — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ absolutely, totally, utterly …

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  • 18 abhorrent — adjective formal something that is abhorrent is completely unacceptable because it seems morally wrong; repugnant (+ to): The practice of killing animals for food is utterly abhorrent to me …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 abhorrent — adjective a) Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent thoughts. b) Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; followed by to. See Also …

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  • 20 abhorrent — adjective that slasher film was just one abhorrent scene after another Syn: detestable, hateful, loathsome, despicable, abominable, execrable, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, disgusting, distasteful, horrible, horrid, horrifying,… …

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