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Definition of the noun abhorrence

What does abhorrence mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abhorrences

  1. hate coupled with disgust
    • examples: Hypocrisy is my abhorrence. | I yield to no one in abhorrence of violence. | I must needs do him that justice to declare, that I never observed in him but an abhorrence to all base things. | He has an abhorrence of snakes.
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonyms of abhorrence: abomination / detestation / execration / loathing / odium
    • more generic words: disgust = strong feelings of dislike; hate / hatred = the emotion of intense dislike

Alternative definition of the noun abhorrence


  1. Extreme aversion or detestation; the feeling of utter dislike.
  2. A person or thing that is loathsome.


  1. Abhorrence was a Finnish death metal band.
  2. Abhorrence is a musical group.
    • also known as Abhorrence Slovakia
    • albums: "The Blood of Hatred", "This World Is Dead...", "Burial of Evil"
  3. Abhorrence is a musical group.
    • album: "Evoking the Abomination"

There are other groups with in their name, like Agents of Abhorrence.


  1. "Abhorrence" is a musical EP of Abhorrence.
    • released on (25 years ago)
  2. "Abhorrence" is a musical EP of Fallacy.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abhorrence

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Google previewMaking Sense of Illness (1994)

The Social Psychology of Health and Disease by Alan Radley

Abhorrence is the reaction of the healthy to the stigmata that the chronically ill may bear. Of course, afflicted people will vary as to whether they bear any visible mark of the disease, and as to how that disease is viewed in general. For example ...

Google previewKeeping in Touch (2007)

Posthumous Papers on Ignatian Topics by S. J. Michael Ivens, S. J. Joseph A. Munitiz

Since abhorrence is the corollary of *desire, conversion (the Spirit-given realignment of desire) is only complete if it brings about a Spirit-given re- alignment of the capacity to abhor. To the extent to which the values of a pre- converted outlook ...

Google previewLord of the Flies (1983)

by William Golding

The final and climactic abhorrence is the hunt for Ralph.

Google previewThe Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, with Original Notes, Practical Observations, and Copious Marginal References (1814)

by Thomas Scott

But silent abhorrence is the proper censure of these abominable deeds of darkness, which are especially horrible under the light of revelation: even ungodly persons will execrate those, who perpetrate such outrages against common decency; ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal (2015)

by Brian Giffin

A Pact With Madness (Obscure Abhorrence) 2009 An Alighnment of Dead Stars (Avantgarde) 2009 ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of the World (1992)

Hating: abhorring; disgusting; hated; exciting abhorrence. Loathing, loathe' -ing, p. Feeling disgust at; having extreme aversion to, as loathing food ; hating: abhorring, as loathing sin. — s. Extreme disgust ; abhorrence. LoATIIINOLY, loathe1 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2008)

by Robert W. Kolb

Some defenders of the DCT counter the Abhorrence Objection by claiming that God is a loving God and would never issue ...

Google previewDictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (1998)

by Martin Manser

hatred, loathing, abhorrence, dislike, aversion, execration ant. like, love hate n. enmity, dislike, hostility, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

contemn, despise, disdain, disgust, dislike, ill will, trouble 8 anathema, aversion, distaste, execrate, irritant, loathing, nuisance 9 animosity, antipathy, bete noire, deprecate, grievance, hostility, repulsion, revulsion 10 abhorrence, black beast, ...

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Quotes about Abhorrence

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. (Frederick Douglass)
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Scrabble value of A1B3H4O1R1R1E1N1C3E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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