Definitions for abhoræbˈhɔr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•hor*æbˈhɔr(v.t.)-horred, -hor•ring.

  1. to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest; loathe.

* Syn: See hate.

Origin of abhor:

1400–50; late ME < L abhorrēre to shrink back from, shudder at =ab-ab - +horrēre to bristle, tremble

ab•hor′rer(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abhor, loathe, abominate, execrate(verb)

    find repugnant

    "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"

Wiktionary

  1. abhor(Verb)

    To regard with horror or detestation; to shrink back with shuddering from; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.

  2. abhor(Verb)

    To fill with horror or disgust.

  3. abhor(Verb)

    To turn aside or avoid; to keep away from; to reject.

  4. abhor(Verb)

    To protest against; to reject solemnly.

  5. abhor(Verb)

    To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with from.

  6. Origin: * First attested in 1449.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abhor(verb)

    to shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe

  2. Abhor(verb)

    to fill with horror or disgust

  3. Abhor(verb)

    to protest against; to reject solemnly

  4. Abhor(verb)

    to shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

abhor(verb)

to hate very much

The headmaster abhors violence.

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