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Meaning of ABHORRENT

Pronunciation:  ab'horunt

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"

ABHORRENT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: detestable, obscene, offensive, repugnant, repulsive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ab*hor"rent\, a. [L. abhorens, -rentis, p. pr. of
1. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence;
   loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent

         The persons most abhorrent from blood and treason.

         The arts of pleasure in despotic courts I spurn
         abhorrent.                            --Clover.

2. Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; --
   followed by to. ``Injudicious profanation, so abhorrent to
   our stricter principles.'' --Gibbon.

3. Detestable. ``Pride, abhorrent as it is.'' --I. Taylor.

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