to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
- ab·hor·rer, noun
- su·per·ab·hor, verb (used with object), su·per·ab·horred, su·per·ab·hor·ring.
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How to use abhor in a sentence
It likewise appealed to someone who runs only when chased and abhors going outside in the winter.VR exercise app ‘VZfit’ overwhelms the senses in all the wrong ways | Mike Hume | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Investors abhor inflation because it makes their long-term assets — mortgage-backed securities and Treasurys — worth less.Mortgage rates hit 9-month high after rising for six weeks in a row | Kathy Orton | March 25, 2021 | Washington Post
While “Tangled Up in Blue” does not, by any means, operate as an apologia for police, it at times elides the responsibility of officers in creating a “Dickensian” narrative that Brooks abhors.A Georgetown professor trades her classroom for a police beat | Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
We abhor abuse, and Element is not an app that caters to abusive content.Google Play bans open source Matrix client Element, citing “abusive content” [Updated] | Ron Amadeo | January 30, 2021 | Ars Technica
That’s because Fox News profits from all the segments, all the interviews, all the comments abhorring these alleged scourges.Rupert Murdoch blasts ‘wave of censorship’ and ‘woke orthodoxy’ | Erik Wemple | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
But politicians abhor a rhetorical vacuum, and they have clamored to fill it.
I rarely mention Hamas without saying that I abhor its values.
Liberals are supposed to abhor that sort of thing and find less loaded terms where they can.‘Neoconservative’ Needs to Be Retired. Why Not Try ‘Imperialist’? | Peter Beinart | June 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I abhor the Hamas charter with its anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist, anti-Western, anti-democratic call for a Judenrein Palestine.
They claim worshipping at graves and shrines is un-Islamic and idolatrous and abhor the Sufi use of music and dance.Ultraconservative Salafists Destroy Sufi Landmarks in Libya | Jamie Dettmer | September 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The most High hath created medicines out of the earth, and a wise man will not abhor them.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
The English public walked straight into the trap, although they abhor nothing on earth more than the duelling system.The Autobiography of a Play | Bronson Howard
They themselves abhor deception and they distrust no man until they find him out.Private Peat | Harold R. Peat
Let historians extol blood-shedding; it is woman's place to abhor it.A Confederate Girl's Diary | Sarah Margan Dawson
Much as I abhor the title of an epicure, on the other hand I feel proud of the title of genuine Epicurean.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography. | Solomon Maimon
British Dictionary definitions for abhor
(tr) to detest vehemently; find repugnant; reject
- abhorrer, noun
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