meaning of abhor

abhor meaning in General Dictionary

To shrink straight back with scary disgust or dislike is contrary or averse with

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  • To shrink back with shuddering from to respect with scary or detestation to feel exorbitant repugnance toward to detest to extremity to loathe
  • find repugnant
  • To shrink back with shuddering from; to respect with horror or detestation; to feel extortionate repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.
  • To fill with horror or disgust.
  • To protest against; to reject solemnly.
  • To shrink back with scary, disgust, or dislike; is contrary or averse; -- with

abhor meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., from Latin abhorrere "shrink back from, have an aversion for, shudder at," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + horrere "tremble at, shudder," actually "to bristle, be shaggy," from PIE *ghers- "start off, stand out, rise to a point, bristle" (see scary). Relevant: Abhorred; abhorring.


abhor meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To shrink right back with shuddering from; to regard with scary or detestation; to feel exorbitant repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.

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  • (v. t.) To fill with scary or disgust.
  • (v. t.) To protest against; to reject solemnly.
  • (v. i.) To shrink right back with horror, disgust, or dislike; is contrary or averse; -- with

Sentence Examples with the word abhor

I abhor the conditions under which we commercially raise farm animals today.

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