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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

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'd love to be a diva. But I'd then have to send so many apology notes for my abhorrent behaviour.
Amy Adams

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

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

Let me go to Clinton's new proposal: to have uniforms in public schools. And people are doing that. How come they're doing that? Dress codes! I find that abhorrent.
Russell Means
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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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