Definition of abhorrent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abhorrent

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//əbˈhɒrənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈhɔːrənt//
 
, NAmE//əbˈhɑːrənt//
 
 
jump to other results
abhorrent (to somebody) (formal) causing hatred, especially for moral reasons synonym repugnant Racism is abhorrent to a civilized society. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin abhorrent- ‘shuddering away from in horror’, from the verb abhorrere, from ab- ‘away from’ + horrere ‘to shudder’.Extra examples I find the idea totally abhorrent. Such a savage punishment is abhorrent to a civilized society. To the local people, this was an abhorrent idea.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: abhorrent