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Definition of "abhor" []

  • To regard with horror or loathing; detest: "The problem with Establishment Republicans is they abhor the unseemliness of a political brawl” ( Patrick J. Buchanan). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "abhor" in a sentence
  • "Most women I am sure would abhor me -- yes, Dorcas -- _abhor_ me. '"
  • "Mr. Beck, this scary “social justice” phrase you abhor is exactly what many believe is the correct objective for churches and other community organizations, saving the taxpayer millions upon millions upon millions of dollars annually."
  • "Can't say I fancy the job much, but the only thing I positively abhor is 'faking' a society letter."