What does abhorrent mean?

abhorrent meaning in General Dictionary

Abhorring detesting having or showing abhorrence loathing ergo strongly in opposition to as abhorrent ideas

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  • offensive to the brain
  • Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; thus, strongly opposed to; since, abhorrent thoughts.
  • Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; -- followed closely by to.
  • Detestable.

abhorrent meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, "in a situation or problem to recoil," often with off; from Latin abhorentem (nominative abhorrens), present participle of abhorrere; see abhor. Meaning "repugnant" is from 1650s. Early in the day ended up being abhorrable (belated 15c.).


abhorrent meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; therefore, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent ideas.

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  • (a.) In contrast or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; -- followed closely by to.
  • (a.) Detestable.

Sentence Examples with the word abhorrent

The teaching was not necessarily presented in the form of an over-elaborated moral lesson, but was associated with conceptions familiar to the land; and when these conceptions are examined from the anthropological standpoint, they are found to contain much that is strange and even abhorrent to modern convictions of a purely spiritual deity.

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