verb ab·hor \əb-ˈhr, ab-\

: to dislike (someone or something) very much


Full Definition of ABHOR

transitive verb
:  to regard with extreme repugnance :  loathe
ab·hor·rer \-ˈhr-ər\ noun

Examples of ABHOR

  1. <abhors the way people leave their trash at the picnic sites in the park>
  2. We believe we know that Americans abhor extremes and mistrust ideology. —David Frum, Atlantic, March 1995

Origin of ABHOR

Middle English abhorren, from Latin abhorrēre, from ab- + horrēre to shudder — more at horror
First Known Use: 15th century


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