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Definition of the verb abhor

What does abhor mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: abhorred, abhorring

  1. find repugnant

Alternative definition of the verb abhor


  1. [transitive] To regard with horror or detestation; to shrink back with shuddering from; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.
  2. [transitive, obsolete] To fill with horror or disgust.
  3. [transitive, canon law, obsolete] To protest against; to reject solemnly.
  4. [intransitive, obsolete] To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with from.

Definition of the verb abhor for high school students

    to hate, detest
    • example: Because he always wound up kicking himself in the head when he tried to play soccer, Oswald began to abhor the sport.

The verb abhor is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


Abhor is a musical group.

  • albums: "I.gne N.atura R.enovatur I.ntegra", "In nostrum maleficium", "Ab luna lucenti, ab noctua protecti", "Vocat spiritum morti", "Nequaquam vacuum: Beginning of the Great Opera", "Vehementia"
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Abhor a.k.a. Adi Language: Adi, or Abor, is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. The various groups in the box at the right, speak Adi with slight variation in tones depending on geographical proximity from one another.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abhor

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Google previewMaster the Clerical Exams (2010)

by Peterson's

ABHOR means to detest, which is the opposite of to cherish. The correct answer is (A). EFFORT means mental or physical energy or exertion. The correct answer is (D). OBTRUDE means to impose oneself on others with undue insistence or ...

Google previewIrony in Action (2001)

Anthropology, Practice, and the Moral Imagination by James Fernandez, Mary Taylor Huber

The condition of participating in the perpetuation of that which one professes to abhor is a quintessential irony of the human condition, and surely not alien to social thought, or so it would seem.21 These issues of intentionality and ...

Google previewA dictionary of the English language (1847)

by Robert Joseph Sullivan

Abhor', v to...

Abhor'renco, .*. detestation, great hatred. Abhor'rent, a. odious ; contrary or foreign to. Abi'de, v. to dwell ; to continue in ; to ...

Google previewEntick's New Spelling Dictionary (1791)

Teaching to Write and Pronounce the English Tongue with Ease and Propriety, in Wich Each Word is Accented According to Its Just and Natural Pronunciation ... with a List of Proper Names of Men and Women ..., Towich is Prefixed a Gammatical Introduction to the English Tongue by John Entick, William Crakelt

ro hate, loathe, abhor, detest Abomination,/, an object oi hatred, a poll utioa Aborigines,/', p L the first inhabitants of a place ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Burman Language, with Explanations in English (1826)

by Adoniram Judson

to dislike, abhor, be disgusted with, consider abominable. as, (2) n. a weaver's shuttle, 0125.0.

Google previewAn accurate new spelling dictionary, and expositor of the English language ... The sixth edition, much improved (1788)

by Anne Fisher

detestablq, abhorred Abom' ingte, w. tovhatesloafh, nr abhor Abominition, n. foulness, abhorrcnce Aborigines, n. the first inhabitants of any country Abor'tion, a. miscatriage in women ...

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Quotes about Abhor

I abhor a hoe. I am fond of flowers but not of dirt, and had rather buy them than cultivate them. (Lyman Abbott)
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Scrabble value of A1B3H4O1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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