abhorrence abhorrence  /əb ˈhɔ rəns/


  • (n) hate coupled with disgust


  1. The mullahs, for all their abhorrence of the decadent excesses of modernism, have traditionally been political progressives and nationalists in their outlook.
  2. The Protestants of the Reformation expressed some of the same abhorrence of icons.
  3. Without that one man, whose abhorrence of tyranny was matched by his contempt for its appeasers, the second half of the century would have become a Nazi-dominated nightmare.


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  1. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared his country's "abhorrence for this heinous terrorist act," and expressed his condolences by telephone to Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, according to Singh's office.
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: Shaukat Aziz Source: USA Today

  2. "We should be looking at what is going on in Uganda with abhorrence," said Labour MP Eric Joyce. "We should be condemning it, and the BBC should be condemning it."
    on Dec 17, 2009 By: Eric Joyce Source: New Zealand Herald

  3. And, specifically, in Leviticus Chapter 22 it says "Do not lie with a male as one lies with a woman; it is an abhorrence."
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Elliot Dorff Source: Dallas Morning News (blog)

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