1. [syn: abhorrent, detestable, obscene, repugnant, repulsive]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Abhorrent \Ab*hor"rent\, a. [L. abhorens, -rentis, p. pr. of
1. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence;
loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent
The persons most abhorrent from blood and treason.
The arts of pleasure in despotic courts
I spurn abhorrent. --Clover.
2. Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; --
followed by to. "Injudicious profanation, so abhorrent to
our stricter principles." --Gibbon.
3. Detestable. "Pride, abhorrent as it is." --I. Taylor.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene
massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs";
"repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in
recent novels" [syn: abhorrent, detestable,
obscene, repugnant, repulsive]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
60 Moby Thesaurus words for "abhorrent":
abominable, antipathetic, averse to, base, beastly, below contempt,
beneath contempt, contemptible, crude, despicable, detestable,
disgusted, disgusting, dislikable, displeasing, distasteful,
execrable, fetid, forbidding, foul, fulsome, gross, hateful,
hating, heinous, horrid, ignoble, intolerable, invidious, loathing,
loathsome, malodorous, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic, mislikable,
nasty, nauseating, noisome, noxious, objectionable, obnoxious,
obscene, odious, offensive, rebarbative, repellent, repugnant,
repulsive, revolting, revulsive, sickening, stinking, uncongenial,
uninviting, unlikable, unlovable, unpleasant, unsympathetic,