abhorrently

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abhorrent +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈhɔɹ.ənt.li/, /æbˈhɑɹ.ənt.li/
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Adverb[edit]

abhorrently (comparative more abhorrently, superlative most abhorrently)

  1. In a manner, or to a degree, that is abhorrent; with abhorrence. [Early 19th century.][1]
    • 1982, Texas Monthly (June 1982, volume 10, number 6, page 168)
      From a basic belief that dropping a nuclear bomb would be an abhorrently immoral act, the bishop has taken the next step: he has tried to make a case that there is only one right way and one wrong way to avoid nuclear catastrophe.

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References[edit]

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