Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Abhorrent (Page: 4)

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.