verb (used with object), ab·horred, ab·hor·ring.
Origin of abhor
Examples from the Web for abhorred
The big houses were the homes of the Anglo-Irish, the abhorred British ruling class, that dominated the landscape.
But unlike his father, who abhorred politics, Baraka has spent most of his life in the political realm.The Leak of a Mysterious Video Could Change the Outcome of Newark’s Mayor’s Race|Charles Upton Sahm|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He required others to open doors for him because he so abhorred touching the knobs or other metal objects.We Already Know What Adam Lanza’s Real Motive Was at Sandy Hook|Michael Daly|November 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So over the years, the saga of James Gatz has been appropriated by the victors into a celebration of the very excess it abhorred.The Great Gatsby, Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Is a Relentless Assault on the Senses|Marlow Stern|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Though the president disliked the KKK and abhorred lynching, he took no effective steps to counter these horrors.
Their chief was of all the Irish captains the most dreaded and the most abhorred by the Protestants.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Foul language on part of boy or man was something he abhorred, and Hoover had been reported more than once.From School to Battle-field|Charles King
If such a man can not be loved, he can not be abhorred or despised.
Their forefathers had been banished out of the whole of Egypt as godless men, and abhorred of heaven.The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)|Max Duncker
Gone deliberately, to be finally quit of so abhorred a creature?The Unknown Sea|Clemence Housman
British Dictionary definitions for abhorred
verb -hors, -horring or -horred
Word Origin for abhor
Word Origin and History for abhorred
mid-15c., from Latin abhorrere "shrink back from, have an aversion for, shudder at," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + horrere "tremble at, shudder," literally "to bristle, be shaggy," from PIE *ghers- "start out, stand out, rise to a point, bristle" (see horror). Related: Abhorred; abhorring.