Definition of Abhorrence

1. Noun. Hate coupled with disgust.

Exact synonyms: Abomination, Detestation, Execration, Loathing, Odium
Generic synonyms: Disgust, Hate, Hatred
Derivative terms: Abhor, Abhorrent, Abominate, Detest, Execrate, Loathe, Odious



Definition of Abhorrence

1. n. Extreme hatred or detestation; the feeling of utter dislike.

Definition of Abhorrence

1. Noun. Extreme aversion or detestation; the feeling of utter dislike or loathing. ¹

2. Noun. A person or thing that is loathsome. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abhorrence

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abhorrence

abhenries
abhenry
abhenrys
abhesive
abhesives
abhinaya
abhinayas
abhiseka
abhisekas
abhominable
abhominal
abhor
abhored
abhoring
abhorred
abhorrence (current term)
abhorrences
abhorrencies
abhorrency
abhorrent
abhorrently
abhorrer
abhorrers
abhorrest
abhorreth
abhorrible
abhorring
abhorrings
abhors
abhour

Literary usage of Abhorrence

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1. The Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn by Henry Ward Beecher, Truman Jeremiah Ellinwood (1873)
"The lowest forms of this feeling are simply those of dislike, then repugnance, then hatred, and then abhorrence. The very word, in its etymology, ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, William Smith (1862)
"In consequence of this opinion, it was the first but arduous duty of abhorrence a Christian to preserve himself pure and undefiled by the ..."

3. The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1883)
"I am at great pains to instruct Friday respecting my abhorrence of the cannibal practices of the savages—He is amazed at the effects of the gun, ..."

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