• (British) IPA: /əbˈhɒɹ.n̩s/, /əbˈhɒɹ.n̩ts/
  • (America) IPA: /əbˈhɔɹ.n̩s/, /əbˈhɔɹ.n̩ts/, /əbˈhɑɹ.n̩s/, /əbˈhɑɹ.n̩ts/


  1. Extreme aversion or detestation; the feeling of utter dislike or loathing. [Mid 17th century.]
  2. (obsolete, historical) An expression of abhorrence, in particular any of the parliamentary addresses dictated towards Charles II. [Late 17th century.]
  3. A person or thing that is loathsome; a detested thing. [Mid 18th century.]
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