Abhor

Definition of Abhor

Ab`hor´
v. t.1.To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.
[imp. & p. p. Abhorred ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Abhorring.]
Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
- Rom. xii. 9.
2.To fill with horror or disgust.
It doth abhor me now I speak the word.
- Shak.
3.(Canon Law) To protest against; to reject solemnly.
I utterly abhor, yea, from my soul
Refuse you for my judge.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; - with
Which is utterly abhorring from the end of all law.
- Milton.

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abominate, be hostile to, contemn, disapprove of, disdain, disfavor, disrelish, hold in abomination, mislike, not care for, scout, shudder at, utterly detest
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