[ UK /ɐbhˈɒɹənt/ ]
[ US /æbˈhɔɹənt/ ]
  1. offensive to the mind
    the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee
    repulsive behavior
    the most repulsive character in recent novels
    morally repugnant customs
    an abhorrent deed
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How To Use abhorrent In A Sentence

  • At the same time, if moral guidance is itself morally repugnant, then self-contempt is equally as abhorrent.
  • an abhorrent deed
  • But the sort of lying implied when you speak of manipulative people is something I find abhorrent. Times, Sunday Times
  • The attempt to sanction and legitimize something so obviously immoral and abhorrent is unprecedented in our history. Archive 2007-01-01
  • But for some prisoners, their crimes are too abhorrent. The Sun
  • I am abhorrently evil and I feed on misery and death This would have made EXCELLENT ammo against the inhuman, barbarian right-wing devils who eat babies. Matthew Yglesias » Goldfarb Endorses Terrorist Ethics
  • It can take political stances abhorrent to totalitarian regimes and allegorise them, get them under the radar, as many writers in the Soviet Bloc did. Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Hal Duncan
  • This forced, violent, alembicated style is most abhorrent to me; it can’t be helped; the note was struck years ago on the Janet Nicoll, and has to be maintained somehow; and I can only hope the intrinsic horror and pathos, and a kind of fierce glow of colour there is to it, and the surely remarkable wealth of striking incident, may guide our little shallop into port. Vailima Letters
  • The practice of killing animals for food is utterly abhorrent to me.
  • They've manipulated it into existence and I find that abhorrent.
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