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horrent

[hawr-uh nt, hor-] /ˈhɔr ənt, ˈhɒr-/
adjective
1.
bristling; standing erect like bristles.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin horrent- (stem of horrēns, present participle of horrēre to stand on end, bristle with fear), equivalent to horr- (see horrendous) + -ent- -ent
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  • They are generally as unnecessary as they are ab horrent.
  • Eyes to read of their sufferings would be ab horrent.

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