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Definition of Abhorrent


  1. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent thoughts.
  2. Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; -- followed by to.
  3. Detestable.

Abhorrent Quotations

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
James Joyce

The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices which advocate views I find personally abhorrent, whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup.
Orhan Pamuk

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
Winston Churchill

I know no man who feels deeper disgust than I do at the ambition, avarice, and profligacy of the priesthood, as well because every one of these vices is odious in itself, as because each of them separately and all of them together are utterly abhorrent in men making profession of a life dedicated to God.
Francesco Guicciardini

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.
Thomas Jefferson
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Abhorrent Translations

abhorrent in Dutch is afschuwelijk
abhorrent in French is hideux
abhorrent in Norwegian is avskyelig, vemmelig
abhorrent in Spanish is vitando, detestable
abhorrent in Swedish is motbjudande
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