Definition of Abhorrent

1. Adjective. Offensive to the mind. "The most repulsive character in recent novels"




Definition of Abhorrent

1. a. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent thoughts.

Definition of Abhorrent

1. Adjective. (archaic) strongly opposed to, as, ''abhorrent'' thoughts. ¹

2. Adjective. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing. ¹

3. Adjective. Contrary; discordant; inconsistent. ¹

4. Adjective. Detestable or repugnant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abhorrent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Abhorrent

1. 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." 3. Detestable. "Pride, abhorrent as it is." Origin: L. Abhorens, -rentis, p. Pr. Of abhorrere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abhorrent

abhesives
abhinaya
abhinayas
abhiseka
abhisekas
abhominable
abhominal
abhor
abhored
abhoring
abhorred
abhorrence
abhorrences
abhorrencies
abhorrency
abhorrent (current term)
abhorrently
abhorrer
abhorrers
abhorrest
abhorreth
abhorrible
abhorring
abhorrings
abhors
abhour
abhurite
abhurites
abhydrolase
abibliophobia

Literary usage of Abhorrent

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The peopled the covenant are to keep themselves clean bodily, out of regard to the (¡od who dwells in their mid-' unto whom everything unclean is abhorrent, ..."

2. Reports of the Trials of Colonel Aaron Burr (late Vice President of the by Harman Blennerhassett, Israel Smith, David Robertson, United States Circuit Court (4th circuit), Aaron Burr (1808)
"I remember the time when my mind held in detestation (under a former administration) state secrecy; nor is it less abhorrent to my feelings now, ..."

3. Annals of the American Revolution: Or, A Record of the Causes and Events by Jedidiah Morse (1824)
"... have compelled us to arm in our own defence, and have engaged us in a controversy so peculiarly abhorrent to the affections of your still faithful ..."

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