abhorrence


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ab·hor·rence

 (ăb-hôr′əns, -hŏr′-)
n.
1. One that is disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
2. A feeling of repugnance or loathing.

abhorrence

(əbˈhɒrəns) or

abhorrency

n
1. a feeling of extreme loathing or aversion
2. a person or thing that is loathsome

ab•hor•rence

(æbˈhɔr əns, -ˈhɒr-)

n.
1. a feeling of extreme aversion; loathing.
2. something or someone abhorred.
[1650–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abhorrence - hate coupled with disgustabhorrence - hate coupled with disgust    
disgust - strong feelings of dislike
hate, hatred - the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

abhorrence

noun hatred, hate, horror, disgust, loathing, distaste, animosity, aversion, revulsion, antipathy, enmity, abomination, repugnance, odium, detestation, execration They are anxious to show their abhorrence of racism.

abhorrence

noun
Translations
كَرَاهِيَة، مَقْت
hrůzaošklivost
afsky
iljetysinhokammo
viîbjóîur

abhorrence

[əbˈhɒrəns] N
1. (= feeling) → aborrecimiento m, repugnancia f
violence fills me with abhorrenceaborrezco la violencia
to hold in abhorrenceaborrecer, detestar
2. (= object) → abominación f

abhorrence

[æbˈhɒrəns] n (= hatred) [violence, terrorism, hypocrisy, racism] → aversion f; [person] → aversion f

abhorrence

nAbscheu f (→ of vor +dat)

abhorrence

[əbˈhɒrns] navversione f, orrore m
to have an abhorrence of sth → detestare qc

abhor

(əbˈhoː) past tense, past participle abˈhorred verb
to hate very much. The headmaster abhors violence.
abˈhorrence (-ˈho-) noun
abˈhorrent (-ˈho-) adjective
(with to) hateful. Fighting was abhorrent to him.
References in classic literature ?
For, as it was impossible to assign a reason for such distrust and abhorrence, so Mr.
He who can peruse it without a tearful eye, a heaving breast, an afflicted spirit,-- without being filled with an unutterable abhorrence of slavery and all its abettors, and animated with a determination to seek the immediate overthrow of that execrable system,--without trembling for the fate of this country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save,--must have a flinty heart, and be qualified to act the part of a trafficker "in slaves and the souls of men.
It has given me such an abhorrence of annuities, that I am sure I would not pin myself down to the payment of one for all the world.
Lorry immediately remembered, and regarded his new visitor with an undisguised look of abhorrence.
And that,' said Rosa Dartle, 'is so strong a claim, preferred by one so infamous, that if I had any feeling in my breast but scorn and abhorrence of you, it would freeze it up.
But, all I had endured up to this time, was nothing in comparison with the awful feelings that took possession of me when the pause was broken which ensued upon my sister's recital, and in which pause everybody had looked at me (as I felt painfully conscious) with indignation and abhorrence.
But I was a little comforted by a message from his majesty, "that he would give orders to the grand justiciary for passing my pardon in form:" which, however, I could not obtain; and I was privately assured, "that the empress, conceiving the greatest abhorrence of what I had done, removed to the most distant side of the court, firmly resolved that those buildings should never be repaired for her use: and, in the presence of her chief confidents could not forbear vowing revenge.
They had been persuaded that the hosts which we consecrated and gave to the communicants were mixed with juices strained from the flesh of a camel, a dog, a hare, and a swine; all creatures which the Abyssins look upon with abhorrence, believing them unclean, and forbidden to them, as they were to the Jews.
It now began to rain a little, and Sancho was for going into the fulling mills, but Don Quixote had taken such an abhorrence to them on account of the late joke that he would not enter them on any account; so turning aside to right they came upon another road, different from that which they had taken the night before.
Will it be pretended that this difference is sufficient to justify an attachment to the State governments, and an abhorrence to the federal government?
I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect--in terror.
When I came to myself at Lanyon's, the horror of my old friend perhaps affected me somewhat: I do not know; it was at least but a drop in the sea to the abhorrence with which I looked back upon these hours.