Abhor meaning

ăb-hôr
The definition of abhor is to really hate something or someone.

An example of abhor is an animal right's activists feelings about hunting.

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To shrink from in disgust, hatred, etc.; detest.
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To turn aside or avoid; to keep away from; to reject.
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To regard with horror or detestation; to shrink back with shuddering from; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
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To regard with horror or loathing; detest.
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Which is utterly abhorring from the end of all law.

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Origin of abhor

  • Middle English abhorren from Latin abhorrēre to shrink from ab- from ab–1 horrēre to shudder

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in 1449, from Middle English abhorren, from Latin abhorreō (“shrink away from in horror”), from ab (“from”) + horreō (“stand aghast, bristle with fear”). Cognate with French abhorrer, Occitan aborrir.

    From Wiktionary