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Synonyms for abhor
æbˈhɔrab·hor

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Wiktionary

  1. abhorverb

    Synonyms:
    abominate, loathe, detest, hate

  2. abhorverb

    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. abhorverb

    To fill with horror or disgust.

    Synonyms:
    hate, detest, abominate, loathe

  4. abhorverb

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

    Synonyms:
    detest, abominate, hate, loathe

  5. abhorverb

    To protest against; to reject solemnly.

    Synonyms:
    abominate, hate, detest, loathe

  6. abhorverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abhor, loathe, abominate, execrateverb

    find repugnant

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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abhorverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abhorverb

    Synonyms:
    abominate, loathe, hate, detest

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "abhor":

    detest, loathe

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How to use abhor in a sentence?

  1. Katherine Paterson:

    All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf -that work I abhor- then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us.

  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. Alex L. Wasilewski:

    Most abhor Wallowing with the Weak yet fear Strutting with the Strong

  5. 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.


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