Definition of abhorrent in English:

abhorrent

Syllabification: ab·hor·rent
Pronunciation: /abˈhôrənt, -ˈhär-
 
/

adjective

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.
Synonyms

Origin

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

Definition of abhorrent in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day apposite
Pronunciation: ˈapəzit
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something