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Synonyms for abhoræbˈhɔr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abhor, loathe, abominate, execrate(verb)

    find repugnant

    "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"

    accurse, abominate, anathematise, anathematize, anathemize, abhor, execrate, loathe, comminate, anathemise


  1. abhor(verb)

    hate, abominate, loathe, detest

  2. abhor(verb)

    To regard with horror or detestation; to shrink back with shuddering from; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.

    abominate, loathe, hate, detest

  3. abhor(verb)

    To fill with horror or disgust.

    hate, detest, abominate, loathe

  4. abhor(verb)

    To turn aside or avoid; to keep away from; to reject.

    detest, abominate, hate, loathe

  5. abhor(verb)

    To protest against; to reject solemnly.

    abominate, hate, detest, loathe

  6. abhor(verb)

    To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with from.

    hate, loathe, detest, abominate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abhor

    Abhor is stronger than despise, implying a shuddering recoil, especially a moral recoil. "How many shun evil as inconvenient who do not abhor it as hateful." Trench Serm. in Westm. Abbey xxvi, 297. [Murray's "New English Dictionary"] Detest expresses indignation, with something of contempt. Loathe implies disgust, physical or moral. We abhor a traitor, despise a coward, detest a liar. We dislike an uncivil person. We abhor cruelty, hate tyranny. We loathe a reptile or a flatterer. We abhor Milton's heroic Satan, but we can not despise him.

    abominate, despise, detest, dislike, hate, loathe, nauseate, scorn, shun

    admire, approve, covet, crave, desire, enjoy, esteem, esteem, like, love, relish

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abhor(v. a.)

    hate, abominate, detest, loathe, nauseate, shrink from, recoil from, shudder at, view with horror

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detest, loathe

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