1. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent
thoughts. "The persons
and treason." (Burke) "The arts of pleasure in despotic courts I spurn
2. Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; followed by to. "Injudicious profanation, so abhorrent
to our stricter principles."
3. Detestable. "Pride, abhorrent
as it is."
Origin: L. Abhorens, -rentis, p. Pr. Of abhorrere.
Source: Websters Vocabulary