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Meaning of ABHOR

Pronunciation:  ab'hor

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"
 

ABHOR is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: abominate, execrate, loathe
 
 See Also: detest, hate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ab*hor"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abhorred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Abhorring}.] [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) 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}.
    
    
  2. \Ab*hor"\, v. i.
    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.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abominate, be hostile to, contemn, detest, disapprove of, disdain, disfavor, dislike, disrelish, execrate, hate, hold in abomination, loathe, mislike, not care for, scorn, scout, shudder at, utterly detest
 

 

 

 

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