abhorrence

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/æbˈhɒrəns/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ab hôrəns, -hor-)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•hor•rence  (ab hôrəns, -hor-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion;
    utter loathing;
    abomination.
  2. something or someone extremely repugnant or loathsome.
  • abhorr(ent) + -ence 1650–60
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . execration, detestation.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
abhorrence /əbˈhɒrəns/ n
  1. a feeling of extreme loathing or aversion
  2. a person or thing that is loathsome
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