Abhor Ab*hor", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abhorred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abhorring}.] [L. abhorrere; ab + horrere to bristle, shiver, shudder: cf. F. abhorrer. See {Horrid}.] 1. To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe. [1913 Webster]

Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. --Rom. xii. 9. [1913 Webster]

2. To fill with horror or disgust. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

It doth abhor me now I speak the word. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Canon Law) To protest against; to reject solemnly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I utterly abhor, yea, from my soul Refuse you for my judge. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To hate; detest; loathe; abominate. See {Hate}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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