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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 previewThe Desert Experience in Israel (2009)

Communities, Arts, Science, and Education in the Negev by A. Paul Hare, Gideon M. Kressel

Typical for its general abhorrence is the portrayal of desert and desert people in Herodotos' novellas or, half a millennium later, in Roman poet Lucanus' famous opus Pharsalia or ...

Google previewParables of Disfiguration (2005)

Reason and Excess from Romanticism to the Avant-garde by Robert G. Eisenhauer

Abhorrence is a feeling not limited to the mood of a nihilist who prefers autumn or winter to spring's resurgent expression. A poet like Stevens, who writes often and memorably about winter's "fecund minimum" would have to share ...

Google previewMorality of Fiction (1805)

Or, An Inquiry Into the Tendency of Fictitious Narratives, with Observations on Some of the Most Eminent by Hugh Murray

But no man hath a propensity to vice as such : on the contrary, » wicked deed disgu-ts him, and makes him abhor the author; and thi; abhorrence is a strong antidote agaiust ...

Google previewThe American Negro His History and Literature (1928)

And the vice which they hold in the greatest abhorrence is that of telling upon one another. There are many exceptions it is true, but this description embraces more than the majority. The numerous free Negroes ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2007)

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 previewEncyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal (2015)

by Brian Giffin

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

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 previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1780)

by Thomas Sheridan

ABHORRENCE, abhorrence. 7 s.

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 ...

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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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