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Synonym Study

  • Abhorrence implies a feeling of extreme aversion or repugnance
  • Revulsion suggests a drawing back or away from in disgust, horror, etc.
  • Loathing suggests a feeling of extreme disgust or intolerance
  • Repugnance emphasizes the emotional resistance or opposition one offers to that which is incompatible with one's ideas, tastes, etc.
  • Aversion and antipathy both imply an ingrained feeling against that which is disagreeable or offensive, aversion stressing avoidance or rejection, and antipathy, active hostility