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

Definition of abhorrent in English:


Inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant: racism 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.


Example sentences
  • 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.
  • The decision to replace someone is often taken on the basis of acquaintanceship, on the principle of personal devotion or, more abhorrently, for money.


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

Words that rhyme with abhorrent

torrent, warrant
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