abhorrence Definition

a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing; abomination.

Using abhorrence: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "abhorrence" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I have an abhorrence of cruelty to animals.

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    The thought of eating snails fills me with abhorrence.

  • Example

    She expressed her abhorrence of violence.

  • Example

    The abhorrence of war is a common theme in his writing.

abhorrence Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for abhorrence

Phrases with abhorrence

  • to view something with extreme disgust or hatred


    We looked on with abhorrence as the protesters were beaten by the police.

  • to cause someone to feel extreme disgust or hatred


    The sight of the dead animals filled her with abhorrence.

  • a strong feeling of disgust or hatred towards violent behavior


    His abhorrence of violence led him to become a pacifist.

Origins of abhorrence

from Latin 'abhorrere', meaning 'to shrink back from'


Summary: abhorrence in Brief

'Abhorrence' [əbˈhɒrəns] refers to a feeling of extreme disgust or hatred towards something, often accompanied by a desire to avoid or reject it. It can be used to describe a range of emotions, from a personal distaste for certain foods to a deep-seated aversion to violence or cruelty. Phrases like 'look on with abhorrence' and 'fill someone with abhorrence' emphasize the intensity of this feeling.