verb (used with object), ab·horred, ab·hor·ring.
Origin of abhor
Examples from the Web for abhors
The science of air crash investigation – and it is a very mature science – abhors mystery.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?|Clive Irving|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bauer is aware that current momentum is pointing towards the one-state solution, an outcome he abhors.
Small said the State Department abhors the violence attributed to Boko Haram.Nigeria’s Most Sadistic Killers: Why Is Boko Haram Not Designated a Terrorist Group?|Eli Lake|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And so the critique smacks of the same tribal hypocrisy he abhors.
Meanwhile, it is well known that Hollande abhors just this sort of spotlight.France’s Valerie Trierweiler Tweets Against Segolene Royal|Tracy McNicoll|June 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In all its adaptations and aptitudes, it demands union, and abhors separation.Life of Abraham Lincoln|Frank Crosby
Don't ask me; I'd rather not mention his name, being a female who abhors profanity.Phemie Frost's Experiences|Ann S. Stephens
The restless spirit of the Gascon abhors the idea of repose.
If she loves this man, her love can be more deadly to the choice of her heart than her hate to one she abhors.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
"So he is," interrupted Talleyrand; "but he abhors intoleration and persecution" (not in politics).Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete|Lewis Goldsmith
British Dictionary definitions for abhors
verb -hors, -horring or -horred
Word Origin for abhor
Word Origin and History for abhors
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.