abhorring


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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.
References in classic literature ?
bury thyself in a life which, to your now equally abhorred and abhorring, landed world, is more oblivious than death.
According to Estrada, teachers do not only develop the youth's academic skills but also 'cultivate in their young minds the value of keeping peace and abhorring any forms of conflicts.
In my case, it means being selective in the choices I make in life and shunning meat and abhorring animal cruelty falls within those guidelines.