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Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude, not a policy.
Edward Heath

Meaning of "abhorrence" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ABHORRENCE

abhorrence  [əbˈhɒrəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ABHORRENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Abhorrence is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ABHORRENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of abhorrence in the English dictionary

The definition of abhorrence in the dictionary is a feeling of extreme loathing or aversion. Other definition of abhorrence is a person or thing that is loathsome.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ABHORRENCE


appearance
əˈpɪərəns
assurance
əˈʃʊərəns
clarence
ˈklærəns
clearance
ˈklɪərəns
conference
ˈkɒnfərəns
difference
ˈdɪfərəns
endurance
ɪnˈdjʊərəns
entrance
ˈɛntrəns
Florence
ˈflɒrəns
fragrance
ˈfreɪɡrəns
ignorance
ˈɪɡnərəns
insurance
ɪnˈʃʊərəns
interference
ˌɪntəˈfɪərəns
Laurence
ˈlɒrəns
Lawrence
ˈlɒrəns
occurrence
əˈkʌrəns
preference
ˈprɛfərəns
reference
ˈrɛfərəns
tolerance
ˈtɒlərəns
Torrance
ˈtɒrəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ABHORRENCE

abeyance
abeyancy
abeyant
abfarad
ABH
abhenries
abhenry
abhominable
abhor
abhorred
abhorrency
abhorrent
abhorrently
abhorrer
abhorring
Abia
Abib
abidance
abide
abider

WORDS THAT END LIKE ABHORRENCE

adherence
at your convenience
circumference
coherence
concurrence
cross-reference
deference
indifference
inference
make a difference
news conference
press conference
recurrence
reverence
Saint Lawrence
sexual preference
summit conference
terms of reference
time difference
transparence
with a difference

Synonyms and antonyms of abhorrence in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ABHORRENCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «abhorrence» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of abhorrence

Translation of «abhorrence» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ABHORRENCE

Find out the translation of abhorrence to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of abhorrence from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «abhorrence» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

憎恶
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aborrecimiento
570 millions of speakers

English

abhorrence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घृणा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اشمئزاز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отвращение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aversão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ন্যক্কার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

horreur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penghinaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Abscheu
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

嫌悪
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

혐오
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nesu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điều gớm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெறுப்பை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तिरस्कार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nefret
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

avversione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wstręt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відраза
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oroare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απέχθεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

afgryslik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avsky
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avsky
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of abhorrence

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ABHORRENCE»

The term «abhorrence» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.154 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABHORRENCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about abhorrence

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5 QUOTES WITH «ABHORRENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word abhorrence.
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Isaac Barrow
Whence it is somewhat strange that any men from so mean and silly a practice should expect commendation, or that any should afford regard thereto; the which it is so far from meriting, that indeed contempt and abhorrence are due to it.
2
Frederick Douglass
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
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Edward Heath
Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude, not a policy.
4
Joseph Rotblat
Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized, there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons, and a strong desire to get rid of them.
5
John Sergeant Wise
In those days, slavery was not looked upon, even in Quaker Philadelphia, with the shudder and abhorrence one feels towards it now.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABHORRENCE»

Discover the use of abhorrence in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to abhorrence and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Works of Thomas Traherne: Commentaries of heaven. Part ...
Its Value Abhorrence did not seem such a Garden of Delights, till we had the Key of Paradice to enter in to it. The Heavenly Key is the Key of Knowledg. Now it hath opened all Mysteries, we may enter in, taste 320 its Fruits, and Enjoy its Glory.
Thomas Traherne, Jan Ross, 2005
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God, Philosophy, Universities: A Selective History of the ...
“Knowledge, the discipline by which it is gained, and the tastes which it forms, have a natural tendency to refine the mind, and to give it an indisposition, simply natural, yet real, nay, more than this, a disgust and abhorrence, towards excesses ...
Alasdair MacIntyre, 2011
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New Englander and Yale Review
Out of this verbal rendering he seeks to derive an argument thus : " Abhorrence is a word of recoil simply, and not a word of majesty. There is no enforcement, no judicial vigor in it." To this it is sufficient to answer in the same verbal spirit, that if  ...
Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, 1866
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The New Englander
The very doctrine which this strange evasion is brought forward to defend is that in the moral government of God he will give the fullest expression to that abhorrence which sin tends to awaken ; that to do s0 is a most imperative necessity of his ...
5
Essays, Lectures, Etc. Upon Select Topics in Revealed Theology
HOW THIS ABHORRENCE IS EXPRESSED. 73 or transferring to him the guilt of transgressors, or by considering him as guilty when he is not, or by his standing in their law-place, or for any other conceivable reason. Indeed, the magnitude of  ...
Nathaniel William Taylor, 1859
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Keeping in Touch: Posthumous Papers on Ignatian Topics
Abhorrence Abhorrence, a necessary but slightly dangerous affective capacity, consists in a perception of judgement, a set of the will and associated imagination and emotion, which together constitute a stable attitude of aversion or ...
S. J. Michael Ivens, S. J. Joseph A. Munitiz, 2007
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The Vicarious Sacrifice: Grounded in Principles of Universal ...
If the abhorrence could be shown keeping company with justice and justice with it , there would be no deficiency, but to make a governmental sanction out of abhorrence by itself, and publish a free forgiveness to sin, on the ground of it, is to ...
Horace Bushnell, 1866
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Christ and His Salvation: In Sermons Variously Related Thereto
Again, it is not conceivable that Christ bears our sin, in the sense that the abhorrence of God to our sin is laid upon him, and expressed through, and by means of, his sufferings. How can God lay abhorrence upon what is not abhorrent ?
Horace Bushnell, 1864
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Much Ado about Nothing: Theories of Space and Vacuum from ...
THE SIGNIFICANCE AND BRIEF SUBSEQUENT HISTORY OF THE EXPERIMENTS AND EXPERIENCES DEMONSTRATING NATURE'S ABHORRENCE OF A VACUUM The experiments and experiences described in the preceding section, ...
Edward Grant, 1981
10
Selected Writings on Aesthetics
meant to say: “Our abhorrence toward another's ugly soul is intensified by our abhorrence toward his ugly body; the poet can thus avail himself of the physical forms of the ugly to intensify abhorrence.” In that case he is right; but he has not ...
Johann Gottfried Herder, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABHORRENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term abhorrence is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Mistresses of Cliveden by Natalie Livingstone, review …
With her abhorrence of alcohol and habit of eating an apple as a diversion from the unpleasantness of sex, her relationship with her children ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
BSTU members being called on to join strike on Monday
... on all BSTU members to assemble at Queen's Park on Monday, July 6, at 8:30 a.m. to demonstrate what she described as “their abhorrence ... «Barbados Advocate, Jul 15»
3
CARICOM Heads abhor treatment of Haitians in Dominican Republic
“Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community expressed their abhorrence and outrage with respect to the treatment of Dominicans of ... «Nation News, Jul 15»
4
Beware powerful women intoxicated with their agendas
A further attraction for “her highness”, as Blair perhaps jokingly calls her Qatari chum, given her recorded abhorrence for antique rigmarole (“I ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
One week after a Bloody Friday in Ramadan
... painful and sad day in the month of Ramadan, yet it is no more sufficient to merely express sorrow and abhorrence and call for national unity. «Al-Arabiya, Jul 15»
6
Defiance: History Rhymes review
I'm also on board with Irisa's sudden abhorrence for killing, even though it's a shame since she's just so damn good at it, but forcing the two to ... «Den of Geek!, Jul 15»
7
Elderly couple shot by kin for 'witchcraft'
As the abhorrence for the couple grew with each passing day, the assailants including Visheshwar Yadav, Laloo Yadav, Shanker Yadav and ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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The unexpected transformation of Aaron Pearlston: He is now …
... conveying the fundamentals of white nationalist ideology: blaming non-whites for crime and “clogging up the emergency wards;” abhorrence ... «National Post, Jul 15»
9
Tessa Jowell lends her support at Golders Green Together ribbon …
... our community has received from so many faiths and groups in society who have demonstrated their abhorrence of racism,” he continued. «Jewish Chronicle, Jul 15»
10
'Max' - A max(imum) emotional drama
... of loss and depression during poignant moments, especially during Kyle's funeral and with his snarls and growls, he displays his abhorrence. «Daijiworld.com, Jul 15»

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