To regard with horror or detestation; to shrink back with shuddering from; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.
To fill with horror or disgust.
To turn aside or avoid; to keep away from; to reject.
To protest against; to reject solemnly.
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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Most abhor Wallowing with the Weak yet fear Strutting with the Strong
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.
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.
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.
…revenge reduces you to your worst self, puts you on the same level with those spiteful people we claim to abhor.
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- гнуся се, отвращавам сеBulgarian
- detestar, abominar, aborrecerSpanish
- خجالت زدهPersian
- 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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