verb (used with object), ab·horred, ab·hor·ring.
Origin of abhor
Related formsab·hor·rer, nounsu·per·ab·hor, verb (used with object), su·per·ab·horred, su·per·ab·hor·ring.un·ab·horred, adjective
Examples from the Web for abhorring
Downright and plain dealing, and abhorring to be deceived or to deceive, he was esteemed in the country for his sense and probity.
One of his peculiarities was that of abhorring a vacuum as much as nature herself.Debit and Credit|Gustav Freytag
And thus he died, abhorring the mother who had counselled him to commit this horrible deed.Royal Palaces and Parks of France|Milburg Francisco Mansfield
Abhorring what they considered oppression in the masters, why did they oppress others?Mary Barton|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
What untold charm can lull a mind ill at ease, and abhorring and abjuring itself?The Eve of All-Hallows, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Matthew Weld Hartstonge