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abhorrence

[ab-hawr-uh ns, -hor-] /æbˈhɔr əns, -ˈhɒr-/
noun
1.
a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing; abomination.
2.
something or someone extremely repugnant or loathsome.
Origin of abhorrence
1650-1660
1650-60; abhorr(ent) + -ence
Related forms
self-abhorrence, noun
Synonyms
1. execration, detestation.
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abhorrence

/əbˈhɒrəns/
noun
1.
a feeling of extreme loathing or aversion
2.
a person or thing that is loathsome
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Word Origin and History for abhorrence
n.

1650s; see abhorrent + -ence.

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