Synonyms for abhorrent

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ab-hawr-uhnt, -hor-
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈhɔr ənt, -ˈhɒr-

Définition of abhorrent

Origin :
  • 1610s, "in a position or condition to recoil," usually with from; from Latin abhorentem (nominative abhorrens), present participle of abhorrere; see abhor. Meaning "repugnant" is from 1650s. Earlier was abhorrable (late 15c.).
  • adj disgusting
Example sentences :
  • To defraud, to cheat, to wrong, had at one time been most abhorrent to her nature.
  • Extract from : « The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851 » by Various
  • I am so eager to do well that the mere thought of failing is abhorrent.
  • Extract from : « War Letters of a Public-School Boy » by Paul Jones.
  • And her behavior, to a man to whom scenes were abhorrent, proved trying in the extreme.
  • Extract from : « The Genius » by Margaret Horton Potter
  • As it was, his motives were as abhorrent, as his methods were foolish and contemptible.
  • Extract from : « My Bondage and My Freedom » by Frederick Douglass
  • To have done the deed, and yet not to reap the profit, would be too abhorrent a failure.
  • Extract from : « Stories By English Authors: Germany » by Various
  • Idleness and insouciance had few temptations for them, cynicism was abhorrent to them.
  • Extract from : « Victorian Worthies » by George Henry Blore
  • And when the prisoners were brought in, they were cried out at by the abhorrent crowd.
  • Extract from : « Curious, if True » by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • As the chief magistrate of the community, nothing is so abhorrent to me as rebellion.
  • Extract from : « The Fixed Period » by Anthony Trollope
  • I have, myself, heard this infant of four years use the most abhorrent blasphemy.
  • Extract from : « The Wonder » by J. D. Beresford
  • Earth dirt he had no objection to; slovenly dirt was as abhorrent to him as vice.
  • Extract from : « Antony Gray,--Gardener » by Leslie Moore

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