abhor


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ab·hor

 (ăb-hôr′)
tr.v. ab·horred, ab·hor·ring, ab·hors
To regard with horror or loathing; detest: "The problem with Establishment Republicans is they abhor the unseemliness of a political brawl" (Patrick J. Buchanan).

[Middle English abhorren, from Latin abhorrēre, to shrink from : ab-, from; see ab-1 + horrēre, to shudder.]

ab·hor′rer n.

abhor

(əbˈhɔː)
vb, -hors, -horring or -horred
(tr) to detest vehemently; find repugnant; reject
[C15: from Latin abhorrēre to shudder at, shrink from, from ab- away from + horrēre to bristle, shudder]
abˈhorrer n

ab•hor

(æbˈhɔr)

v.t. -horred, -hor•ring.
to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest; loathe.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin abhorrēre to shrink back from, shudder at =ab- ab- + horrēre to bristle, tremble]
ab•hor′rer, n.
syn: See hate.

abhor


Past participle: abhorred
Gerund: abhorring

Imperative
abhor
abhor
Present
I abhor
you abhor
he/she/it abhors
we abhor
you abhor
they abhor
Preterite
I abhorred
you abhorred
he/she/it abhorred
we abhorred
you abhorred
they abhorred
Present Continuous
I am abhorring
you are abhorring
he/she/it is abhorring
we are abhorring
you are abhorring
they are abhorring
Present Perfect
I have abhorred
you have abhorred
he/she/it has abhorred
we have abhorred
you have abhorred
they have abhorred
Past Continuous
I was abhorring
you were abhorring
he/she/it was abhorring
we were abhorring
you were abhorring
they were abhorring
Past Perfect
I had abhorred
you had abhorred
he/she/it had abhorred
we had abhorred
you had abhorred
they had abhorred
Future
I will abhor
you will abhor
he/she/it will abhor
we will abhor
you will abhor
they will abhor
Future Perfect
I will have abhorred
you will have abhorred
he/she/it will have abhorred
we will have abhorred
you will have abhorred
they will have abhorred
Future Continuous
I will be abhorring
you will be abhorring
he/she/it will be abhorring
we will be abhorring
you will be abhorring
they will be abhorring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been abhorring
you have been abhorring
he/she/it has been abhorring
we have been abhorring
you have been abhorring
they have been abhorring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been abhorring
you will have been abhorring
he/she/it will have been abhorring
we will have been abhorring
you will have been abhorring
they will have been abhorring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been abhorring
you had been abhorring
he/she/it had been abhorring
we had been abhorring
you had been abhorring
they had been abhorring
Conditional
I would abhor
you would abhor
he/she/it would abhor
we would abhor
you would abhor
they would abhor
Past Conditional
I would have abhorred
you would have abhorred
he/she/it would have abhorred
we would have abhorred
you would have abhorred
they would have abhorred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.abhor - find repugnantabhor - find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"
detest, hate - dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"

abhor

verb hate, loathe, despise, detest, shrink from, shudder at, recoil from, be repelled by, have an aversion to, abominate, execrate, regard with repugnance or horror He was a man who abhorred violence.
like, love, enjoy, admire, relish, adore, cherish, delight in

abhor

verb
To regard with extreme dislike and hostility:
Translations
يَكْرَه، يَمْقُت
nenávidětošklivit si
afsky
inhota
hafa viîbjóî á
abhorreo
atgrasusneapkęstišlykštėjimasisšlykštėtis
sajust riebumu, pretīgumu
protiviť sa
avsky

abhor

[əbˈhɔːʳ] VTaborrecer, abominar

abhor

[æbˈhɔːr] vt
(= detest) [+ violence, terrorism, hypocrisy, racism] → abhorrer, exécrer; [+ person] → abhorrer, exécrer
nature abhors a vacuum → la nature a horreur du vide

abhor

abhor

[əbˈhɔːʳ] vtaborrire, provare orrore per

abhor

(əbˈhoː) past tense, past participle abˈhorred verb
to hate very much. The headmaster abhors violence.
abˈhorrence (-ˈho-) noun
abˈhorrent (-ˈho-) adjective
(with to) hateful. Fighting was abhorrent to him.

abhor

vt. aborrecer; tener aversión a algo o a alguien.
References in classic literature ?
I abhor every common-place phrase by which wit is intended; and 'setting one's cap at a man,' or 'making a conquest,' are the most odious of all.
I abhor artifice, particularly in children; it is my duty to show you that tricks will not answer: you will now stay here an hour longer, and it is only on condition of perfect submission and stillness that I shall liberate you then.
To whom thus MICHAEL; These are the product Of those ill-mated Marriages thou saw'st; Where good with bad were matcht, who of themselves Abhor to joyn; and by imprudence mixt, Produce prodigious Births of bodie or mind.
And this far for the cruelty committed, to give occasion unto others, and to such as hate the monstrous dealing of degenerate nobility, to look more diligently upon their behaviuours, and to paint them forth unto the world, that they themselves may be ashamed of their own beastliness, and that the world may be advertised and admonished to abhor, detest, and avoid the company of all sic tyrants, who are not worthy of the society of men, but ought to be sent suddenly to the devil, with whom they must burn without end, for their contempt of God, and cruelty committed against his creatures.
I used to flirt with women; now I lecture them, and abhor a man-flirt worse than I do a woman one.
He knew not what could be the use of those several clefts and divisions in my feet behind; that these were too soft to bear the hardness and sharpness of stones, without a covering made from the skin of some other brute; that my whole body wanted a fence against heat and cold, which I was forced to put on and off every day, with tediousness and trouble: and lastly, that he observed every animal in this country naturally to abhor the YAHOOS, whom the weaker avoided, and the stronger drove from them.
All this passed through my mind, and I strove to comfort myself without comfort, indulging in faint and distant hopes of cherishing that life that I now abhor.
This style of painting infested the decorative art of the day, especially above door-frames, where the artist displayed his eternal Seasons, and made you, in most houses in the centre of France, abhor the odious Cupids, endlessly employed in skating, gleaning, twirling, or garlanding one another with flowers.
Exaggeration I abhor, with whims I have nothing to do, and of quotation I am guiltless.
I came to hate the sight of the steward, to abhor the voice of that harmless man.
Crawford would have half the reason which my poor ill-used aunt had to abhor the very name, I would prevent the marriage, if possible; but I know you: I know that a wife you loved would be the happiest of women, and that even when you ceased to love, she would yet find in you the liberality and good-breeding of a gentleman.
I hate- I loathe the name; I do abhor The unsatisfactory and ideal thing.