Ab*hor"rent (?), a. [L. abhorens,
-rentis, p. pr. of abhorrere.] 1.
Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence,
strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent thoughts.
The persons most abhorrent from blood and
The arts of pleasure in despotic courts
I spurn abhorrent.
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.