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- (UK) IPA(key): /əbˈhɒɹ.n̩s/, /əbˈhɒɹ.n̩ts/
- (US) IPA(key): /əbˈhɔɹ.n̩s/, /əbˈhɔɹ.n̩ts/, /əbˈhɑɹ.n̩s/, /əbˈhɑɹ.n̩ts/
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- Extreme aversion or detestation; the feeling of utter dislike or loathing. [Mid 17th century.]
- (obsolete, historical) An expression of abhorrence, in particular any of the parliamentary addresses dictated towards Charles II. [Late 17th century.]
- A person or thing that is loathsome; a detested thing. [Mid 18th century.]
loathsome person or thing
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Translations to be checked
- Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abhorrence”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 4.