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Abhor

Abhor Meaning & Definition
Abhor Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abhor?

[v] find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abhor: abominate | execrate | loathe

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abhor: abominate | be hostile to | contemn | detest | disapprove of | disdain | disfavor | dislike | disrelish | execrate | hate | hold in abomination | loathe | mislike | not care for | scorn | scout | shudder at | utterly detest

See Also | detest | hate

Abhor In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab*hor"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abhorred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abhorring}.] [L. abhorrere; ab + horrere to bristle, shiver, shudder: cf. F. abhorrer. See {Horrid}.] 1. To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. --Rom. xii. 9. 2. To fill with horror or disgust. [Obs.] It doth abhor me now I speak the word. --Shak. 3. (Canon Law) To protest against; to reject solemnly. [Obs.] I utterly abhor, yea, from my soul Refuse you for my judge. --Shak. Syn: To hate; detest; loathe; abominate. See {Hate}.
\Ab*hor"\, v. i. To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with from. [Obs.] ``To abhor from those vices.'' --Udall. Which is utterly abhorring from the end of all law. --Milton.

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