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noun as in disgust

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[They were feeling] humility, self-condemnation, self-abhorrence.

For all his caustic polemics, Kristol had an abhorrence of finding himself in the minority.

He replied that he had no objections, provided she did not encumber the carriage with bandboxes, which were his utter abhorrence.

We can imagine that, as soon as a printed book ceased to be a great rarity, it became an object of great abhorrence.

It is almost impossible to conceive the abhorrence in which the cross was held in the early centuries by the Greek and Roman mind.

It was regarded with a loathing and abhorrence more intense than that in which the felons gibbet is held to-day.

The principal reason for abhorrence is probably founded upon misapprehension.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abhorrence, such as: detestation, disgust, enmity, hate, hatred, and horror.

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