What does abhorrent mean?

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æbˈhɔr ənt, -ˈhɒr-ab·hor·rent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsiveadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. abhorrentadjective

    strongly opposed to, as, abhorrent thoughts.

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

  2. abhorrentadjective

    Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing.

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

  3. abhorrentadjective

    Contrary; discordant; inconsistent.

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

  4. abhorrentadjective

    Detestable or repugnant.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abhorrentadjective

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

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

  2. Abhorrentadjective

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

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

  3. Abhorrentadjective

    detestable

    Etymology: [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

Examples of abhorrent in a Sentence

  1. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy:

    This murder is probably the most abhorrent, cowardly, unfathomable crime I've witnessed in 35 years.

  2. Channing Dungey:

    Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.

  3. Karen Bradley:

    Crimes motivated by hatred or hostility towards someone because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender-identity or because they are disabled are absolutely abhorrent and this government will do everything to eradicate them.

  4. Abdel Fattah Alawari:

    Islam preaches freedom to slaves, not slavery. Slavery was the status quo when Islam came around, judaism, Christianity, Greek, Roman, and Persian civilizations all practiced it and took the females of their enemies as sex slaves. So Islam found this abhorrent practice and worked to gradually remove it.

  5. Bill Stanley:

    What happened to Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their daughter in Loudoun County is absolutely abhorrent and unacceptable. It is a nightmare no family should have to endure, yet it has happened twice in Loudoun Schools in the same year by the same perpetrator. This is outrageous.

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. reassuring
    • B. squashy
    • C. suspicious
    • D. opaque

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