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.
abhor(verb)To fill with horror or disgust.
abhor(verb)To turn aside or avoid; to keep away from; to reject.
abhor(verb)To protest against; to reject solemnly.
abhor(verb)To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with from.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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."
TrenchSerm. 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.
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- гнуся се, отвращавам сеBulgarian
- detestar, abominar, aborrecerSpanish
- avoir horreur, abhorrerFrench
- gràinich, fuathaichScottish Gaelic
- घृणा करनाHindi
- aborrire, abominareItalian
- verafschuwen, walgen vanDutch
- czuć odrazę, nie cierpiećPolish
- detestar, abominarPortuguese
- abhora, detestaRomanian
- ненавидеть, питать отвращениеRussian
- เกลียด, เกลียดชัง, ชัง, ขยะแขยงThai
- nefret etmekTurkish
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