Definitions for abhorrentæbˈhɔr ənt, -ˈhɒr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsive(adj)

    offensive to the mind

    "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"


  1. abhorrent(Adjective)

    strongly opposed to, as, abhorrent thoughts.

  2. abhorrent(Adjective)

    Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing.

  3. abhorrent(Adjective)

    Contrary; discordant; inconsistent.

  4. abhorrent(Adjective)

    Detestable or repugnant.

  5. Origin: From abhorrens, present active participle of abhorreo. See abhor

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abhorrent(adj)

    abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent thoughts

  2. Abhorrent(adj)

    contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; -- followed by to

  3. Abhorrent(adj)


  4. Origin: [L. abhorens, -rentis, p. pr. of abhorrere.]

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • abscheulichGerman
  • ripugnante, disgustoso, contrario, incompatibile, odioso, controItalian

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