The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
adj. Disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
adj. Feeling repugnance or loathing.
adj. Archaic Being strongly opposed.
the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
adj. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to.
adj. Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; -- followed by to.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
Hating; detesting; struck with abhorrence.
Exciting horror or abhorrence; very repulsive; detestable: as, abhorrent scenes; an abhorrent criminal or course of conduct.
Contrary; utterly repugnant; causing aversion: formerly with from, now with to.
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adj. offensive to the mind
"Although Foreign Minister John Baird last week slammed China for what he called "abhorrent acts" against religious believers, both Houlden and Woo said the attack would not cause China inordinate grief."
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