ABHOR

abhor, loathe, abominate, execrate

(verb) find repugnant; “I loathe that man”; “She abhors cats”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Verb

abhor (third-person singular simple present abhors, present participle abhorring, simple past and past participle abhorred)

(transitive) To regard with horror or detestation; to shrink back with shuddering from; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]

(transitive, obsolete, impersonal) To fill with horror or disgust. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the early 17th century.]

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

(transitive, canon law, obsolete) To protest against; to reject solemnly.

(intransitive, obsolete) To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; construed with from. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the mid 17th century.]

(intransitive, obsolete) Differ entirely from. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the late 17th century.]

Synonyms

• (to regard with horror or detestation): See Thesaurus:hate

Anagrams

• Bohra, Borah, broha

Source: Wiktionary


Ab*hor", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abhorred; p. pr. & vb. n. Abhorring.] Etym: [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)

Definition: 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.

Definition: 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.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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