Definition of abhor in English:

abhor

Syllabification: ab·hor
Pronunciation: /abˈhôr
 
/

verb (abhors, abhorring, abhorred)

[with object] formal
Regard with disgust and hatred: professional tax preparers abhor a flat tax because it would dry up their business
More example sentences
  • Healthcare professionals abhor politicians' interference in the NHS.
  • It also means sitting down with someone, someone who is not abhorred or hated, to have a conversation.
  • However, it obviously cannot involve either, because the university is famously progressive, and hence abhors both sins.
Synonyms
detest, hate, loathe, despise, execrate, regard with disgust, shrink from, recoil from, shudder at
formal abominate

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin abhorrere, from ab- 'away from' + horrere 'to shudder'.

Derivatives

abhorrer

noun
More example sentences
  • Watchers are notorious pencil sharpeners, ribbon changers, plant waterers, home repairers and abhorrers of messy rooms or messy pages.
  • Your enemies and abhorrers look on with mild amusement.
  • Allowing companies to choose their compliancy would satisfy both adorers and abhorrers of the law.

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