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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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