- to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
Origin of abhor
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin abhorrēre to shrink back from, shudder at, equivalent to ab- ab- + horrēre to bristle, tremble
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At last, the vigor and courage of one Stowel of Exeter, an abhorrer, put an end to the practice.
- (tr) to detest vehemently; find repugnant; reject
Word Origin for abhor
C15: from Latin abhorrēre to shudder at, shrink from, from ab- away from + horrēre to bristle, shudder
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