Definitions for abhorrentæbˈhɔr ənt, -ˈhɒr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•hor•rentæbˈhɔr ənt, -ˈhɒr-(adj.)

  1. causing repugnance or aversion; detestable; loathsome:

    an abhorrent deed.

  2. utterly opposed or in conflict; contrary (usu. fol. by to):

    abhorrent to reason.

  3. feeling extreme repugnance or aversion (usu. fol. by of):

    abhorrent of waste.

Origin of abhorrent:

1610–20; < L


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)


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(with to ) hateful

Fighting was abhorrent to him.

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