- an abhorring; loathing; detestation
- something abhorred; something repugnant
The definition of abhorrence is a feeling of extreme hate or repulsion.
An example of abhorrence would be the feeling that members of Green Peace have about the slaughter of whales.
- One that is disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
- A feeling of repugnance or loathing.
abhor + -ence
- I could sense Howie's abhorrence at visiting his past.
- He had a native abhorrence of cruelty, of injustice, of disorder, of oppression, of tyranny, and all these things in all their degrees marked Hastings's course in India.
- His abhorrence of war amounted to a passion.
- It was in order to preserve the Israelites from errors and follies of this kind, and to prevent the possibility of such idolatry being established, that the dog was afterwards regarded with utter abhorrence amongst the Jews, and this feeling prevailed during the continuance of the Israelites in Palestine.
- His memory was long regarded in Saxony with great abhorrence, and stories of cruelty and treachery gathered round his name.