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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 ?
Cursed be the day, abhorred devil, in which you first saw light
bury thyself in a life which, to your now equally abhorred and abhorring, landed world, is more oblivious than death.
Starbuck's body and Starbuck's coerced will were Ahab's, so long as Ahab kept his magnet at Starbuck's brain; still he knew that for all this the chief mate, in his soul, abhorred his captain's quest, and could he, would joyfully disintegrate himself from it, or even frustrate it.
10) Cletho (the Spinner) is she who spins the thread of man's life; Lachesis (the Disposer of Lots) assigns to each man his destiny; Atropos (She who cannot be turned) is the `Fury with the abhorred shears.
May thy name be abhorred For thy conduct to ladies, From London to England, From Seville to Cadiz; May thy cards be unlucky, Thy hands contain ne'er a King, seven, or ace When thou playest primera; When thy corns are cut May it be to the quick; When thy grinders are drawn May the roots of them stick.
Long before she emerged I understood it all, I think even as the door rang and closed on her; why the timid soul had sought a street where she was unknown, why she crept so many times past that abhorred shop before desperately venturing in, why she looked so often at the watch she might never see again.
And Aunt Polly, in the sitting room--who abhorred cats--fell back in her chair with a gasp of dismay, powerless to remonstrate.
The next day it was a dog, even dirtier and more forlorn, perhaps, than was the kitten; and again Miss Polly, to her dumfounded amazement, found herself figuring as a kind protector and an angel of mercy--a role that Pollyanna so unhesitatingly thrust upon her as a matter of course, that the woman--who abhorred dogs even more than she did cats, if possible--found herself as before, powerless to remonstrate.
For Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, who was endorsed to the Cabinet by communists, the question whether or not she abhorred violence was not an easy question that could not be answered by a yes or no.
In his authoritative 1891 book on Italian cooking, La Scienza in Cucina e l'arte di Mangiar Bene (The Science of Cooking and the Art of Eating Well), Pellegrino Artusi wrote: "Forty years ago you could hardly find either eggplant or fennel in the markets here in Florence, because they were considered Jewish food and abhorred.
Pakistan also abhorred terrorism in all forms and manifestations while underscoring the need to have resolute determination to defeat the evil forces of terrorism from our region.
The first casualty would be freedom of speech, something that Scargill abhorred.