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
He was a man of ‘great honesty,’ abhorring any deceit in the art he loved and studied.Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams
Abhorring equally the toil and the degradation, he deemed it a duty to prevent such a fall, and put his hope in his uncle.Magnum Bonum | Charlotte M. Yonge
The Buckle had been Ronald's fairy godmother—yet his father did not blame him for abhorring and disowning it.Tales Of Men And Ghosts | Edith Wharton
It is common to regard them in no other light than as a severe, somber, and pleasure-abhorring generation.The Salem witchcraft, The planchette mystery, and Modern spiritualism | Harriet Beecher Stowe
Both were unquiet spirits in the regiment, abhorring the monotony of drill and stables, and insatiable for leave.Bluebell | Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
British Dictionary definitions for abhor
(tr) to detest vehemently; find repugnant; reject
- abhorrer, noun
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