from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
- adj. Feeling repugnance or loathing.
- adj. Archaic Being strongly opposed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to.
- adj. Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; -- followed by to.
- adj. Detestable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hating; detesting; struck with abhorrence.
- Exciting horror or abhorrence; very repulsive; detestable: as, abhorrent scenes; an abhorrent criminal or course of conduct.
- Contrary; utterly repugnant; causing aversion: formerly with from, now with to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. offensive to the mind
Although Foreign Minister John Baird last week slammed China for what he called "abhorrent acts" against religious believers, both Houlden and Woo said the attack would not cause China inordinate grief.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who labeled House Republicans 'behavior here "abhorrent," is a vocal opponent of parental consent laws with regard to abortions for underage girls.
But, just as abhorrent is the idea that I should take it upon myself to make sure no one has an opportunity to read those books.
Even more abhorrent is when some of these “pro-Israel” voices actually make the jaw-dropping claims that Jews everywhere should feel dual loyalty to Israel.
Even more abhorrent is [...] claims that Jews everywhere should feel dual loyalty to Israel.
That band of criminals masquerading as a presidential administration did incalculable damage by claiming that something which any civilized person finds abhorrent is actually a rational and permissible instrument of state policy.
Millions of invasion refugees living in abhorrent conditions.
The attempt to sanction and legitimize something so obviously immoral and abhorrent is unprecedented in our history.
Those quotes also reflect a strong opinion of mine … people can act in abhorrent ways when they can reconcile their atrocities by saying their religion compells them to act in such ways.
How abhorrent is it for an American president to actively seek out and utilize regions of the world where he can skirt the Geneva Convention?