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Synonyms for abhor
æbˈhɔr

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    find repugnant

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

    Synonyms:
    accurse, abominate, anathematise, anathematize, anathemize, execrate, loathe, comminate, anathemise

Wiktionary

  1. abhor(verb)

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    abominate, loathe, hate, detest

  3. abhor(verb)

    To fill with horror or disgust.

    Synonyms:
    hate, detest, abominate, loathe

  4. abhor(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    detest, abominate, hate, loathe

  5. abhor(verb)

    To protest against; to reject solemnly.

    Synonyms:
    abominate, hate, detest, loathe

  6. abhor(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abhor

    Synonyms:
    hate, abominate, detest, loathe, despise, dislike, eschew, nauseate

    Antonyms:
    love, admire, enjoy, approve, affect, covet, relish, crave, desire

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abhor(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abhor(v)

    Synonyms:
    abominate, loathe, hate, detest

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    detest, loathe

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How to use abhor in a sentence?

  1. Simon Johnson:

    We abhor all forms of racism, wherever The FA in relation is found, we call upon the FA to investigate this offensive social media post and to take action if appropriate if we are to succeed in kicking racism out of football.

  2. Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    We abhor drug crime, but we abhor the death penalty. We think that these two Australians deserve to be punished, but they certainly don't deserve to be executed.

  3. Isaac Hill:

    …revenge reduces you to your worst self, puts you on the same level with those spiteful people we claim to abhor.

  4. Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, page 62:

    I hold a creed, which no one ever taught me, and which I seldon mention, but in which I delight, and to which I cling, for it extends hope to all; it makes eternity a rest - a mighty home - not a terror and an abyss. With this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime, I can so sincerly forgive the first while I abhor the last; with this creed, revenge never worries my heart, degredation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice bever crushes me too low; I live in calm, looking to the end.

  5. John Major:

    We abhor the language of division and hate – and words such as 'saboteur', 'traitor', 'enemy', 'surrender', 'betrayal' have no place in our party, our politics, nor in our society.


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