What does abhorrent mean?

Definitions for abhorrentæbˈhɔr ənt, -ˈhɒr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abhorrent.

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abhorrent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abhorrent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    There's nothing in this world more instinctively abhorrent to me than finding myself in agreement with my fellow-humans.

  2. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    There's nothing is this world more instinctively abhorrent to me than finding myself in agreement with my fellow-humans.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    ISIL is a hateful and abhorrent terrorist group whose actions stand in stark contrast to the spirit of people like Kayla.

  4. Ashin Wirathu:

    I call on religious and political leaders in Myanmar to unequivocally condemn all forms of incitement to hatred, including this abhorrent public personal attack, it's intolerable for U.N. Special Rapporteurs to be treated in this way.

  5. Amnesty International:

    The flogging of Raif Badawi is a vicious act of cruelty which is prohibited under international law, by ignoring international calls to cancel the flogging Saudi Arabia's authorities have demonstrated an abhorrent disregard for the most basic human rights principles.

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Translations for abhorrent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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