Pronunciation: (ab-hôr'unt, -hor'-),[key] —adj. 1. causing repugnance; detestable; loathsome: an abhorrent deed. 2. utterly opposed, or contrary, or in conflict (usually fol. by to): abhorrent to reason. 3. feeling extreme repugnance or aversion (usually fol. by of): abhorrent of waste. 4. remote in character (usually fol. by from): abhorrent from the principles of law.