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Meaning of ABHORRENT

Pronunciation:  ab'horunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\Ab*hor"rent\, a. [L. abhorens, -rentis, p. pr. of
abhorrere.]
1. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence;
   loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent
   thoughts.

         The persons most abhorrent from blood and treason.
                                               --Burke.

         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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abominable, antipathetic, averse to, base, beastly, below contempt, beneath contempt, contemptible, crude, despicable, detestable, disgusted, disgusting, dislikable, displeasing, distasteful, execrable, fetid, forbidding, foul, fulsome, gross, hateful, hating, heinous, horrid, ignoble, intolerable, invidious, loathing, loathsome, malodorous, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic, mislikable, nasty, nauseating, noisome, noxious, objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, rebarbative, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, revulsive, sickening, stinking, uncongenial, uninviting, unlikable, unlovable, unpleasant, unsympathetic, vile
 

 

 

 

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