What does abhorrent mean?

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  1. (archaic) Inconsistent with, or far removed from, something; strongly opposed [Late 16th century.]
  2. Contrary to something; discordant. [Mid 17th century.]
  3. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing. [Mid 18th century.]
  4. Detestable or repugnant. [Early 19th century.]
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This is a practice that is abhorrent to clock professionals and considered unworkmanlike.
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