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abhorrent

ab·hor·rent

abhorrent

pronunciation:
b hor nt
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing feelings of extreme loathing or horror; abominable.
The idea of slavery was abhorrent to abolitionists.The dictator was never brought to trial for his abhorrent acts of cruelty.
antonyms:
admirable, congenial, laudable
similar words:
abominable, gruesome, hateful, heinous, loathsome, odious, repugnant
definition 2: feeling extreme loathing or horror (usu. fol. by of).
She was abhorrent of the way these animals were treated.
similar words:
gruesome
definition 3: completely opposed or remote (usu. fol. by to).
The idea is abhorrent to common sense.
derivations: abhorrently (adv.), abhorrence (n.)
Word Parts
The word abhorrent contains the following part:
horr, hor Latin root that means tremble, bristle (as with fear)
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