Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. He believed, for instance, that all wives should be held in common It's not racism to reject cultural behaviour that is abhorrent to us.
OTHER WORDS FROM abhorrent
Abhorrent describes something truly horrible like finding a dead rat in your soup, but something aberrant is just abnormal, like a cat in a pink fedora. Abhorrent means disgusting or detestable. When you abhor something, you loathe it.
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To be clear, what Peterson allegedly did is abhorrent and almost beyond comprehension. But I have never met someone who actually confronts people for their abhorrent behavior after the workplace bullying is over. Still, the whole thing is so abhorrent that hardly anyone is waiting for the tape to be verified. Gillian had fled to her mother, entreating her to explain to her father that such jests were abhorrent to her. At the same time the doctrine of future rewards and punishments reached an abhorrent evolution. They received us kindly and fed us well only to devote us to the most abhorrent of deaths. These representations disclose the most abhorrent and execrable cruelties. I do not care to boast, you understand, and to be forced into self-praise is abhorrent to me.
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