abhorrency

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abhorrence +‎ -y

Noun[edit]

abhorrency (plural abhorrencies)

  1. (obsolete) Aberrancy. [Attested only in the late 16th century.][1]
  2. (obsolete) Quality of being abhorrent; feeling of abhorrence. [Attested from the early 17th century until the early 18th century.][1]
  3. (obsolete) something that elicits abhorrence; a detestable thing. [Attested only in the early 18th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 4