abhor, loathe, abominate, execrate(verb)
"I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"
To regard with horror or detestation; to shrink back with shuddering from; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.
To fill with horror or disgust.
To turn aside or avoid; to keep away from; to reject.
To protest against; to reject solemnly.
To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with from.
Origin: * First attested in 1449.
to shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe
to fill with horror or disgust
to protest against; to reject solemnly
to shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ab-hor′, v.t. to shrink from with horror: to detest: to loathe:—pr.p. abhor′ring; pa.p. abhorred′.—ns. Abhor′rence, extreme hatred; (obs.) Abhor′rency.—adj. Abhor′rent, detesting; repugnant (with of).—ns. Abhor′rer, one who abhors; Abhor′ring (B. and Shak.), object of abhorrence. [L. abhorrēre, from ab, from, and horrēre. See Horror.]
The numerical value of abhor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of abhor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of abhor in a Sentence
…revenge reduces you to your worst self, puts you on the same level with those spiteful people we claim to abhor.
I hold a creed, which no one ever taught me, and which I seldon mention, but in which I delight, and to which I cling, for it extends hope to all; it makes eternity a rest - a mighty home - not a terror and an abyss. With this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime, I can so sincerly forgive the first while I abhor the last; with this creed, revenge never worries my heart, degredation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice bever crushes me too low; I live in calm, looking to the end.
We abhor drug crime, but we abhor the death penalty. We think that these two Australians deserve to be punished, but they certainly don't deserve to be executed.
We abhor the language of division and hate – and words such as 'saboteur', 'traitor', 'enemy', 'surrender', 'betrayal' have no place in our party, our politics, nor in our society.
All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf -that work I abhor- then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us.
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- гнуся се, отвращавам сеBulgarian
- detestar, abominar, aborrecerSpanish
- خجالت زدهPersian
- avoir horreur, abhorrerFrench
- gràinich, fuathaichScottish Gaelic
- घृणा करनाHindi
- aborrire, abominareItalian
- verafschuwen, walgen vanDutch
- czuć odrazę, nie cierpiećPolish
- detestar, abominarPortuguese
- abhora, detestaRomanian
- ненавидеть, питать отвращениеRussian
- เกลียด, เกลียดชัง, ชัง, ขยะแขยงThai
- nefret etmekTurkish
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