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Abhorrent

Abhorrent
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.


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