abhor

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abhor \Ab*hor"\, verb (used without an object) To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with from. [Obs.] "To abhor from those vices." --Udall.

Which is utterly abhorring from the end of all law. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abhor \Ab*hor"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Abhorred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abhorring}.] [L. abhorrere; ab + horrere to bristle, shiver, shudder: cf. F. abhorrer. See {Horrid}.]

1. To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.

Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. --Rom. xii. 9.

2. To fill with horror or disgust. [Obs.]

It doth abhor me now I speak the word. --Shak.

3. (Canon Law) To protest against; to reject solemnly. [Obs.]

I utterly abhor, yea, from my soul Refuse you for my judge. --Shak.

Syn: To hate; detest; loathe; abominate. See {Hate}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

abhor

verb

1: find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats" [syn: {abhor}, {loathe}, {abominate}, {execrate}]


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