Definition of abhorrent in English:

abhorrent

Line breaks: ab¦hor|rent
Pronunciation: /əbˈhɒr(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

abhorrently

adverb
More example sentences
  • It is not uncommon for the airline staff to treat him abhorrently.
  • The scenes of appalling neglect we witnessed in these sheds were abhorrently cruel.
  • Those who vocalised their prejudices so abhorrently midweek did not speak for an entire country.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin abhorrent- 'shuddering away from in horror', from the verb abhorrere (see abhor).

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