Abhor

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Abhor — Ab*hor , v. i. To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; with from. [Obs.] To abhor from those vices. Udall. [1913 Webster] Which is utterly abhorring from the end of all law. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 abhor — index blame, condemn (ban), contemn, disdain, forswear, reject, renounce, shun …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 abhor — (v.) mid 15c., from L. abhorrere shrink back from, have an aversion for, shudder at, from ab away (see AB (Cf. ab )) + horrere tremble at, shudder, lit. to bristle, be shaggy, from PIE *ghers start out, stand out, rise to a point, bristle (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 abhor — abominate, loathe, detest, *hate Analogous words: *despise, contemn, scorn: shun, avoid, eschew (see ESCAPE) Antonyms: admire (persons, their qualities, acts): enjoy (things which are a matter of taste) Contrasted words: *like, love, relish, dote …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 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 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 abhor — ► VERB (abhorred, abhorring) ▪ detest; hate. ORIGIN Latin abhorrere, from horrere to shudder …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 abhor — [ab hôr′, əbhôr] vt. abhorred, abhorring [ME abhorren < L abhorrere < ab , away, from + horrere, to shudder: see HORRID] to shrink from in disgust, hatred, etc.; detest SYN. HATE abhorrer n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 abhor — [[t]æbhɔ͟ː(r)[/t]] abhors, abhorring, abhorred VERB If you abhor something, you hate it very much, especially for moral reasons. [FORMAL] [V n] He was a man who abhorred violence and was deeply committed to reconciliation... [V n] If nature… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 abhor — UK [əbˈhɔː(r)] / US [əbˈhɔr] verb [transitive] Word forms abhor : present tense I/you/we/they abhor he/she/it abhors present participle abhorring past tense abhorred past participle abhorred formal to dislike something very much, usually because… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 abhor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. hate. Ant., love. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. detest, abominate, loathe; see hate 1 . See Synonym Study at hate . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v. [ab HOR] to hate, detest or be… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 abhor — ab|hor [əbˈho: US əbˈho:r, æb ] v past tense and past participle abhorred present participle abhorring [T not in progressive] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: abhorrere, from ab away + horrere to shake in fear ] to hate a kind of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 abhor — [15] Abhor comes from Latin abhorrēre, which literally meant ‘shrink back in terror’ (from the prefix ab ‘away’ and horrēre ‘tremble’ – which also gave English horror and horrid). The word used to have this intransitive meaning ‘be repelled’ in… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 14 abhor — verb I abhor the taste of liver Syn: detest, hate, loathe, despise, execrate, regard with disgust, shrink from, recoil from, shudder at; formal abominate See note at despise Ant: love, admire …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 abhor — [15] Abhor comes from Latin abhorrēre, which literally meant ‘shrink back in terror’ (from the prefix ab ‘away’ and horrēre ‘tremble’ – which also gave English horror and horrid). The word used to have this intransitive meaning ‘be repelled’ in… …

    Word origins

  • 16 abhor — transitive verb (abhorred; abhorring) Etymology: Middle English abhorren, from Latin abhorrēre, from ab + horrēre to shudder more at horror Date: 15th century to regard with extreme repugnance ; loathe Synonyms: see hate …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 abhor — abhorrer, n. /ab hawr /, v.t., abhorred, abhorring. to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate. [1400 50; late ME < L abhorrere to shrink back from, shudder at, equiv. to ab AB + horrere to bristle, tremble]… …

    Universalium

  • 18 abhor — verb /əbˈhɔːr,əbˈhɔːr,æbˈhɔːr/ To regard with horror or detestation; to shrink back with shuddering from; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe. Syn: hate, detest …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 abhor — Synonyms and related words: abominate, be hostile to, contemn, detest, disapprove of, disdain, disfavor, dislike, disrelish, execrate, hate, hold in abomination, loathe, mislike, not care for, scorn, scout, shudder at, utterly detest …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 abhor — v. 1) (G) he abhors being idle 2) (K) she abhors his smoking * * * [əb (h)ɔː] (G) he abhors being idle (K) she abhors his smoking …

    Combinatory dictionary