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 “abhorrency” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 4.