Abhorrence (noun)

  1. A feeling of intense disgust or revulsion.
  2. A strong detestation or loathing of something.


From the latin word "abhorrentia" which means "repulsion" or "aversion" and it stems from the verb "abhorrere" which means "to shrink back in horror", the word was first used in the 15th century in english.


  1. The act of cruelty filled him with abhorrence.
  2. She had an abhorrence of violence.
  3. The public expressed their abhorrence of the corruption scandal.
  4. His abhorrence of dishonesty was well known.
  5. The sight of the dead animal filled him with abhorrence.
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