abhorrent: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ab-hôr'unt, -hor'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. causing repugnance; detestable; loathsome: an abhorrent deed.
  2. utterly opposed, or contrary, or in conflict (usually fol. by to): abhorrent to reason.
  3. feeling extreme repugnance or aversion (usually fol. by of): abhorrent of waste.
  4. remote in character (usually fol. by from): abhorrent from the principles of law.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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