Inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant: racial discrimination was abhorrent to us all
More example sentences
- It's as abhorrent and repellent and disgusting to me as it ever was.
- The combination of horrific makeup, abhorrent timing, and trite jokes has literally become painful.
- The idea that covenant marriage ought to be sanctioned by the state is illiberal, reprehensible and abhorrent.
late 16th century: from Latin abhorrent- 'shuddering away from in horror', from the verb abhorrere (see abhor).