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  • 121 abhor — verb Syn: hate, detest, loathe, despise, regard with disgust, shudder at; formal abominate Ant: love, admire …

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  • 122 execrate — ex•e•crate [[t]ˈɛk sɪˌkreɪt[/t]] v. crat•ed, crat•ing 1) to detest utterly; abhor; abominate 2) to curse; imprecate evil upon; denounce 3) to utter curses • Etymology: 1555–65; < L ex(s) ecrātus, ptp. of ex(s) ecrārī to curse ex′e•cra tive… …

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  • 123 execrate — [c]/ˈɛksəkreɪt / (say eksuhkrayt) verb (execrated, execrating) –verb (t) 1. to detest utterly; abhor; abominate. 2. to curse; imprecate evil upon. –verb (i) 3. to utter curses. {Latin ex(s)ecrātus, past participle, having cursed} –execrator, noun …

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  • 124 abhor — [v] regard with contempt or disgust abominate, be allergic to*, be down on*, be grossed out by*, despise, detest, hate, have no use for*, loathe, scorn; concept 29 Ant. admire, adore, approve, cherish, desire, enjoy, like, love, relish …

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  • 125 despise — [v] look down on abhor, abominate, allergic to*, contemn, deride, detest, disdain, disregard, eschew, execrate, feel contempt for, flout, hate, have no use for*, loathe, look down nose at*, misprize, neglect, put down*, reject, renounce,… …

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  • 126 detest — [v] hate; feel disgust toward abhor, abominate, be allergic to, despise, dislike intensely, down on, execrate, feel aversion toward, feel hostility toward, feel repugnance toward, have no use for*, loathe, recoil from, reject, repudiate; concept… …

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  • 127 disgust — [n] aversion; repulsion abhorrence, abomination, antipathy, detestation, dislike, distaste, hatefulness, hatred, loathing, nausea, nauseation, nauseousness, objection, repugnance, revolt, revulsion, satiation, satiety, sickness, surfeit; concepts …

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  • 128 dislike — [n] antagonism, hatred toward something animosity, animus, antipathy, aversion, deprecation, detestation, disapprobation, disapproval, disesteem, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, displeasure, dissatisfaction, distaste, enmity, hostility,… …

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  • 129 execrate — [v] hate abhor, abominate, accurse, anathematize, censure, condemn, curse, damn, denounce, deplore, despise, detest, excoriate, imprecate, loathe, objurgate, reprehend, reprobate, reprove, revile, vilify; concept 29 Ant. like, love …

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  • 130 hate — [n] extreme dislike abhorrence, abomination, anathema, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, bête noire*, black beast*, bother, bugbear*, detestation, disgust, enmity, execration, frost*, grievance, gripe, hatred, horror, hostility …

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  • 131 loathe — [v] dislike strongly abhor, abominate, be allergic to*, be down on, decline, despise, detest, execrate, feel repugnance, find disgusting, hate, have aversion to, have no use for*, refuse, reject, repudiate, revolt, spurn; concept 29 Ant. like,… …

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  • 132 abominable — [ə bäm′ə nə bəl] adj. [ME abhominable (sp. infl. by folk etym. deriv. < L ab homine, away from man, inhuman) < OFr abominable < L abominabilis < abominari: see ABOMINATE] 1. nasty and disgusting; vile; loathsome 2. highly unpleasant;… …

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  • 133 abomination — n. 1 loathing. 2 an odious or degrading habit or act. 3 (often foll. by to) an object of disgust. Etymology: ME f. OF (as ABOMINATE) …

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  • 134 abominator — noun one who hates or loathes • Syn: ↑loather • Derivationally related forms: ↑loathe (for: ↑loather), ↑abominate • Hypernyms: ↑hater …

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  • 135 execration — noun 1. hate coupled with disgust • Syn: ↑abhorrence, ↑abomination, ↑detestation, ↑loathing, ↑odium • Derivationally related forms: ↑odious (for: ↑ …

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  • 136 loathe — v.tr. regard with disgust; abominate, detest. Derivatives: loather n. loathing n. Etymology: OE lathian f. Gmc, rel. to LOATH …

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  • 137 loather — noun one who hates or loathes • Syn: ↑abominator • Derivationally related forms: ↑loathe, ↑abominate (for: ↑abominator) • Hypernyms: ↑hater …

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  • 138 loathing — noun hate coupled with disgust • Syn: ↑abhorrence, ↑abomination, ↑detestation, ↑execration, ↑odium • Derivationally related forms: ↑odious (for: ↑ …

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  • 139 have a horror of — HATE, detest, loathe, abhor; formal abominate. → horror * * * have a horror of : to have a strong dislike for or fear of (something) Some students seem to have a horror of using the dictionary. Like many teenagers, she has a horror of being seen… …

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  • 140 abhominable — adjective Etymology: alteration (influenced by Latin ab homine from the man, its supposed etymology) of abominable obsolete : abominable * * * /ab hom euh neuh beuhl/, adj. Obs. abominable. [1325 75; ME < ML abhominabilis, alter. of L… …

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