[adj] offensive to the mind; "an abhorrent deed"; "the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee"; "morally repugnant customs"; "repulsive behavior"; "the most repulsive character in recent novels"
\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 treason. --Burke. The arts of pleasure in despotic courts I spurn abhorrent. --Clover.
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.