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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-hawr-uh nt, -hor-]
    • /æbˈhɔr ənt, -ˈhɒr-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-hawr-uh nt, -hor-]
    • /æbˈhɔr ənt, -ˈhɒr-/

Definitions of abhorrently word

  • adjective abhorrently causing repugnance; detestable; loathsome: an abhorrent deed. 1
  • adjective abhorrently utterly opposed, or contrary, or in conflict (usually followed by to): abhorrent to reason. 1
  • adjective abhorrently feeling extreme repugnance or aversion (usually followed by of): abhorrent of waste. 1
  • adjective abhorrently remote in character (usually followed by from): abhorrent from the principles of law. 1
  • noun abhorrently In a manner, or to a degree, that is abhorrent; with abhorrence. (Early 19th century.). 1

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Origin of abhorrently

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1610-20, abhorrent is from the Latin word abhorrent- (stem of abhorrēns, present participle of abhorrēre). See abhor, -ent

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Parts of speech for Abhorrently


abhorrently popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for abhorrently

adverb abhorrently

  • repulsive — causing repugnance or aversion: a repulsive mask.
  • foully — grossly offensive to the senses; disgustingly loathsome; noisome: a foul smell.
  • repugnantly — distasteful, objectionable, or offensive: a repugnant smell.
  • grossly — without deductions; total, as the amount of sales, salary, profit, etc., before taking deductions for expenses, taxes, or the like (opposed to net2. ): gross earnings; gross sales.

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