abhor definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To regard with scary or loathing; detest: "The Difficulty with Establishment Republicans is they abhor the unseemliness of a political brawl” ( Patrick J. Buchanan).
    • To shrink straight back with shuddering from; to consider with horror or detestation; to feel extortionate repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.
    • To fill with scary or disgust.
    • To protest against; to decline solemnly.
  • verb:
    • to make aside or prevent; maintain from; to reject.
    • To protest against; to reject solemnly.
    • discover repugnant
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To shrink straight back with scary, disgust, or dislike; is contrary or averse; -- with.
  • others:
    • Literally, to shrink right back from with scary or fear; hence, to consider with repugnance; hate incredibly or with loathing; loathe, detest, or abominate: since, to abhor bad; to abhor intrigue.
    • To fill with scary and loathing; horrify.
    • Synonyms Hate, Abhor, Detest, etc. See hate.
    • To shrink right back with disgust, or with anxiety and shudderings.
    • is antagonistic; be averse or of opposite character: with off.

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