View synonyms for abhorred


[ ab-hawrd ]


  1. regarded with extreme disgust or hatred; detested; loathed:

    Toothache is one of the most abhorred forms of bodily pain.

    After the first free election and the departure of the abhorred dictator, a ray of hope began to shine.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of abhor.

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Other Words From

  • un·ab·horred adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of abhorred1

First recorded in 1530–40; abhor ( def ) + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective; abhor ( def ) + -ed 1( def ) for the verb

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Example Sentences

We abhor forced labor and support the goals of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

She begins a liaison with single father Adam, who has avoided physical intimacy for a host of reasons, and whose career depends on support from conservative men who abhor women like Seraphina.

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.

He required others to open doors for him because he so abhorred touching the knobs or other metal objects.

So over the years, the saga of James Gatz has been appropriated by the victors into a celebration of the very excess it abhorred.

Though the president disliked the KKK and abhorred lynching, he took no effective steps to counter these horrors.

Hast thou utterly cast away Juda, or hath thy soul abhorred Sion?

He declared therefore that he abhorred the thought of a standing army.

It is but simple justice to the poor youth to state that he loathed and abhorred himself in consequence.

Her mother sold her at fifteen to young Henri de Marsay, whom she abhorred and who soon deserted her.

She knew that he didn't care a rap about the little squat god, but he abhorred untidiness—in other people.


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