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abhorrent +‎ -ly


  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈhɔɹ.ənt.li/, /æbˈhɑɹ.ənt.li/
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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 June 1, Texas Monthly, 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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  1. ^ “abhorrently” 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, page 4.