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
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
A Barneys spokesman says the store abhors racial discrimination in any form and had nothing to do with the stops.What’s Got Jay Z Tongue-Tied? The Barneys Racial Profiling Scandal | Michael Daly | October 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Bauer is aware that current momentum is pointing towards the one-state solution, an outcome he abhors.
Power abhors a vacuum, as he sees things, and unless one holds onto it, someone else will grab it.Obama’s Second-Term Surprise: Politics Not As Usual | James Warren | November 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
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
Blessed nature, healthy, temperate nature, abhors and exterminates excess.The Pocket R.L.S. | Robert Louis Stevenson
Though, of course, there is the possibility that literature is a morbid secretion, and abhors health!The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Her sins present themselves in array before her mind, and she "abhors herself, and repents in dust and ashes."Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II | Francis Augustus Cox
I know a certain ardent feminist, who is all for late marriage for women, and abhors my ideas on this subject.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for abhor
(tr) to detest vehemently; find repugnant; reject
- abhorrer, noun
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