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abhorrent

[ab-hawr-uhnt, -hor-]
adjective
1.
causing repugnance; detestable; loathsome: an abhorrent deed.
2.
utterly opposed, or contrary, or in conflict (usually followed by to ): abhorrent to reason.
3.
feeling extreme repugnance or aversion (usually followed by of ): abhorrent of waste.
4.
remote in character (usually followed by from ): abhorrent from the principles of law.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin abhorrent- (stem of abhorrēns, present participle of abhorrēre). See abhor, -ent

abhorrently, adverb
unabhorrently, adverb

aberrant, abhorrent.


1. shocking, abominable.
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abhorrent (əbˈhɒrənt)
 
adj (when postpositive, foll by of) (usually postpositive and foll by to)
1.  repugnant; loathsome
2.  feeling extreme aversion or loathing (for): abhorrent of vulgarity
3.  conflicting (with): abhorrent to common sense
 
ab'horrently
 
adv

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abhorrent
1610s, "in a position or condition to recoil," usually with from; from L. abhorrens (gen. abhorrentis), prp. of abhorrere; see abhor. Meaning "repugnant" is from 1650s.
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