Abhorrent meaning

ăb-hôrənt, -hŏr-
The definition of abhorrent is something that is disgusting or hated.

An example of an abhorrent action would be the way a vegetarian feels about eating meat.

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Disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
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Causing disgust, hatred, etc.; detestable.

An abhorrent crime.

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Feeling repugnance or loathing.
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Opposed or contrary (to)

Abhorrent to his principles.

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(archaic) Inconsistent with; far removed from; strongly opposed to, as, abhorrent thoughts. [Late 16th century.]
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Contrary to; discordant. [Mid 17th century.]
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Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing. [Mid 18th century.]
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Detestable or repugnant. [Early 19th century.]
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Feeling abhorrence.
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Origin of abhorrent

  • From Latin abhorrēns, present active participle of abhorreō (“abhor”). See abhor

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