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