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verb (abhor, r, ing)
  1. (transitive) To regard with horror or detestation; to shrink back with shuddering from; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.
    • Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. - Romans 12:9
      1. (transitive) (obsolete) To fill with horror or disgust.
    • It does me now I speak the word. - Shakespeare, Othello, IV-i
      1. (transitive) (canon law) (obsolete) To protest against; to reject solemnly.
    • I utterly , yea, from my soul Refuse you for my judge. - Shakespeare, Henry VIII, II-iv
      1. (intransitive) (obsolete) To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with from.
    • To from those vices. - Udall
    • Which is utterly abhorring from the end of all law. - Milton
Translations: 
  • Dutch: verafschuwen, walgen van
  • French: détester
  • German: verabscheuen (1)
  • Spanish: aborrecer, detestar
Etymology: From Latin abhorrere, from ab- + horrere "to stand aghast".
  • Known cognates: French: abhorrer.



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