Sth is abhorrent to you means that you have hatred of it or you dislike it very much. For example, 'Racial discrimiantion is absolutely abhorrent to me'. But Can I say sb is abhorrent to me? For instance, The guy is abhorrent to me. Is the sentence accepatble?

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    Abhorrent is an adjective. The verb is abhor. You will find numerous examples online of the expression that something is abhorrent to me although my preference would be to say I find something abhorrent. Mar 22, 2017 at 0:12

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If you look at how


is usually used with nouns to which abhorrent are often applied: behavior, act, crime, practice, thing. not so much directly with people. If you find someone's behavior abhorrent, you will probably find them

repulsive - tending to rouse aversion

which is how somebody would usually be described

I am repulsed by that person's abhorrent behavior.
That person's abhorrent behavior repulses me.


Your sentence is perfectly valid. If something is abhorrent to you it means you consider it totally unacceptable, or hate it very much.

...abhorrent is an adjective

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