verb (used with object), ab·horred, ab·hor·ring.
Origin of abhor
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
British Dictionary definitions for abhorring
verb -hors, -horring or -horred
Word Origin for abhor
Word Origin and History for abhorring
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.