causing repugnance; detestable; loathsome:
an abhorrent deed.
utterly opposed, or contrary, or in conflict (usually followed by to):
abhorrent to reason.
feeling extreme repugnance or aversion (usually followed by of):
abhorrent of waste.
remote in character (usually followed by from):
abhorrent from the principles of law.
when postpositive, foll by of. feeling extreme aversion or loathing (for): abhorrent of vulgarity
usually postpositive and foll by to. conflicting (with): abhorrent to common sense
1610s, “in a position or condition to recoil,” usually with from; from Latin abhorentem (nominative abhorrens), present participle of abhorrere; see abhor. Meaning “repugnant” is from 1650s. Earlier was abhorrable (late 15c.).
to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate. Historical Examples At last, the vigor and courage of one Stowel of Exeter, an abhorrer, put an end to the practice. The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. David Hume verb -hors, -horring, -horred (transitive) to detest vehemently; find repugnant; reject […]
to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate. Historical Examples abhorring equally the toil and the degradation, he deemed it a duty to prevent such a fall, and put his hope in his uncle. Magnum Bonum Charlotte M. Yonge In these sentiments I grew, hated and abhorring, despising and contemned. Gomez Arias […]
to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate. Contemporary Examples Bauer is aware that current momentum is pointing towards the one-state solution, an outcome he abhors. Accusing Each Other Of Genocide Mira Sucharov March 4, 2013 And so the critique smacks of the same tribal hypocrisy he abhors. Diaspora’s Splendor Jonathan Guyer […]
abi-albon father of strength; i.e., “valiant”, one of David’s body-guard of thirty mighty men (2 Sam. 23:31); called also Abiel (1 Chr. 11:32).