abhor, loathe, abominate, execrate

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

Source: WordNet® 3.1



abhorring (usually uncountable, plural abhorrings)

Detestation. [Mid 16th century.]

A detested thing. [Mid 16th century.]



present participle of abhor


• harboring

Source: Wiktionary

Ab*hor"ring, n.

1. Detestation. Milton.

2. Object of abhorrence. Isa. lxvi. 24.


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.


– 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


Word of the Day

3 February 2023


(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”

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Coffee Trivia

The Boston Tea Party helped popularize coffee in America. The hefty tea tax imposed on the colonies in 1773 resulted in America switching from tea to coffee. In the lead up to the Revolutionary War, it became patriotic to sip java instead of tea. The Civil War made the drink more pervasive. Coffee helped energize tired troops, and drinking it became an expression of freedom.

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