Definition and Meanings for abhor

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Abhor is ranked 17,420 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of abhor

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of abhor

l. abhorrere; ab + horrere to bristle, shiver, shudder: cf. f. abhorrer. see horrid

Meaning of abhor


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.
  • to fill with horror or disgust.
  • to protest against; to reject solemnly.

as intransitive verb

  • to shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with
  • No antonyms for abhor

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