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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abhorrent  \Ab*hor"rent\,  a.  [L.  abhorens  -rentis,  p.  pr  of 
  abhorrere.] 
  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.''  --Gibbon. 
 
  3.  Detestable.  ``Pride,  abhorrent  as  it  is.''  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abhorrent 
  adj  :  offensive  to  the  mind;  "an  abhorrent  deed";  "the  obscene 
  massacre  at  Wounded  Knee";  "morally  repugnant  customs"; 
  "repulsive  behavior";  "the  most  repulsive  character  in 
  recent  novels"  [syn:  {detestable},  {obscene},  {repugnant}, 
  {repulsive}] 




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