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abhorrence(ăb-hôrˈəns, -hŏrˈ-)

(noun) - hate coupled with disgust

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EXAMPLES - Abhorrence in a Sentence

  1. The root of most people's kale abhorrence is texture. (source)
  2. Or does it just boil down to self-satisfaction from long-term abhorrence? (source)
  3. 'A thousand claims to 'abhorrence' meet in her, as mother, wife, and queen. ' (source)
  4. 'abhorrence' of the doctrine of nullification, her firm resolve to adhere to the Union. (source)
  5. The target and the victims are new, but ideology and menace are the same old abhorrence. (source)
  6. He said the current sanctions reflected Europe's "abhorrence" of the situation in Zimbabwe. (source)
  7. Continuing the assumingly deathless array formed upon the renouned survival abhorrence videogame. (source)
  8. In the name of mercy, what has happened? cried Clara, shrinking in abhorrence from the ghastly woman. (source)
  9. His abhorrence will be the only reward that you can expect for your passion and your mad self-sacrifice. (source)
  10. Now, we must prologue a body of this article by stating which abhorrence is aged shawl when it comes to me. (source)
  11. When the row blew up, he apologised "unreservedly" for his "mistake" and told of his abhorrence of discrimination. (source)
  12. Few might argue with your fervent belief that God shared your abhorrence for homelessness, but what about the rest? (source)
  13. Merrihew didn't move for a moment, then he jerked up from the chair unsteadily and regarded the tape recorder at hand with abhorrence. (source)
  14. Holy, in heaven, is to shew that they still bear in mind, with a kind of abhorrence, the remembrance of their fellows falling from thence. (source)
  15. The highest form of virtue is military virtue, which requires selflessness, discipline and an utter abhorrence of all forms of self-indulgence. (source)
  16. August 29th, 2009 Classic abhorrence B movie THE BLOB is heading behind to a large screen - interjection to rocker-turned-film builder ROB ZOMBIE. (source)
  17. "abhorrence" of the American revolt and "inviolable attachment to the just rights" of the King's Government, and having obediently voted four thousand Irish troops for the war. (source)
  18. Rather than regarding homosexual practice with "abhorrence" and "detestation" - as did George Washington and most everyone until recent years - Obama has euphemistically vowed to (source)
  19. 'abhorrence' was due to the fact that Hugh and I had married at the time of Suez, when he was a prominent advocate of military action and my parents equally strongly opposed to it. (source)
  20. September 22nd, 2009 Late punk icon JOHNNY RAMONE's 61st birthday will be distinguished with a classical abhorrence show during a Los Angeles tomb where he was laid to rest in 2004. (source)
  21. August 15th, 2009 NEW YORK - American movie executive Steven Spielberg's '80s abhorrence classical' Poltergeist 'is headed for a reconstitute as a brand brand brand new underline film. (source)
  22. The words of that verse, responsible for so much angry debate, read as follows: "Do not lie with a male as one lies with a woman; it is an abomination" (sometimes rendered as "abhorrence"). (source)
  23. Believed to result from even the slightest change in temperature, it explains the appearance of scarves on summer evenings and a widespread abhorrence of drafts, not to mention air conditioning. (source)
  24. This man called for bipartisan "abhorrence" of the action, for "there is something in it so abominably nasty, low, and degrading, that it soils the lips which can utter a syllable in its extenuation." ( (source)
  25. The Crown failed in its quest to uphold the seizure of Craig's home on grounds that Parliament passed its 2002 law to reflect society's "abhorrence" for the social problems associated with the drug trade. (source)
  26. Thus the word "abhorrence" suggested to me, on three out of the four trials, an image of the attitude of Martha in the famous picture of the raising of Lazarus by Sebastian del Piombo in the National Gallery. (source)
  27. Because those organizations are very noisy about their desire for peace and their abhorrence for anything that smacks of a "military solution," they have crowned themselves with the glorious "peace camp" title. (source)
  28. But on Mr. Darwin's own ground, it maybe objected that this notion fails to account for "abhorrence," and "moral reprobation;" for, as no stream can rise higher than its source, the original "slight feeling" which was (source)
  29. When Galileo observed that a common suction pump could not raise water to a greater height than about 32 ft. he considered that the "abhorrence" was limited to 32 ft., and commended the matter to the attention of his pupil (source)
  30. It will also be closed to show its "abhorrence" of the act of assassination of an important leader and participant in the peace process, and as a public affirmation of the university's commitment to peace in a new South Africa. (source)
  31. We often hear critics bemoan the absence of moral voices in the responsible Muslim community denouncing terrorism, but in Nigeria, there is widespread outrage, abhorrence, and rejection of the Abdulmutallab attack and terrorism in general. (source)
  32. Set in late-19th-century Britain, this gothic abhorrence will possibly be the cracking refurbish of the 1941 Universal creature feature that, with Dracula as well as Frankenstein, established the abhorrence genre or the large over-CGId mess. (source)
  33. On the 29th May he reported a combination of the people headed by the Anti-convict Association "to hold in abhorrence any person who may aid the exiles in landing, and may have any communication with them whatever," and to stop the supply of stores to Government. (source)
  34. February 1, he could not categorically arraign me for lying, and therefore could not involve me (as was so necessary for his case), in the popular abhorrence which is felt for the casuists of Rome: but, as soon as ever he could openly and directly pronounce (saving his (source)
  35. Over a years Ive seen a vast selection of abhorrence cinema as well as traversed my satisfactory share of frightful locales. we have an outrageous pick up of Friday a 13th memorabilia as well as have, in fact, been choked by Jason Voorhees actress Kane Hodder himself (seriously). (source)
  36. John Adams declared that Englishmen and Americans have an "abhorrence" of the use of ex parte statements; Abraham Holmes of Massachusetts compared prosecutions based on ex parte statements of witnesses who are not subject to cross-examination to "the Inquisition"; and a prominent Antifederalist warned that such evidence "seldom leads to the proper discovery of truth." (source)
  37. The host of petitions which Shaftesbury procured from the counties was answered by a counter-host of addresses from thousands who declared their "abhorrence" of the plans against the Crown; and the country saw itself divided into two great factions of "petitioners" and "abhorrers," the germs of the two great parties which have played so prominent a part in our political history from the time of the Exclusion Bill. (source)
  38. However, so addicted were some few of the fiercer sort, to this ancient triumph of their ancestors, that he found it necessary to add commands to persuasions, and then threats to commands; and having expressed in the strongest terms his abhorrence of so cowardly and brutal a practice, he told them, that the first man he saw attempt to touch the flesh of a prisoner to devour it, he would instantly put the offender to death. (source)
  39. Even Goneril has her one splendid hour, her fire - flaught of hellish glory; when she treads under foot the half-hearted goodness, the wordy and windy though sincere abhorrence, which is all that the mild and impotent revolt of Albany can bring to bear against her imperious and dauntless devilhood; when she flaunts before the eyes of her "milk-livered" and "moral fool" the coming banners of France about the "plumed helm" of his slayer. (source)
  40. Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp -- Not the tabernacle, of which a pattern had been given him, for it was not yet erected, but his own tent -- conspicuous as that of the leader -- in a part of which he heard cases and communed with God about the people's interests; hence called "the tabernacle of the congregation," and the withdrawal of which, in abhorrence from a polluted camp, was regarded as the first step in the total abandonment with which God had threatened them. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 42.0, which suggests that "abhorrence" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.


We have 10 synonyms for abhorrence.

detestation, enmity, hate, hatred, horror, loathing, malice, odium, repugnance, revulsion


We have 5 antonyms for abhorrence.

kindness, like, liking, love, loving


Pronunciation: (ăb-hôrˈəns, -hŏrˈ-)

Syllabification: ab-hor-rence


View up to 25 definitions of abhorrence from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) One that is disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
  2. (noun) A feeling of repugnance or loathing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) Extreme hatred or detestation; the feeling of utter dislike.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) The act of abhorring; a feeling of extreme aversion or detestation; strong hatred.
  2. (noun) An expression of abhorrence.
  3. (noun) That which excites repugnance or loathing: as, servility is my abhorrence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) hate coupled with disgust