Abhor

Verb

  • (transitive) To regard with horror or detestation; to shrink back with shuddering from; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
  • (transitive, canon law, obsolete) To protest against; to reject solemnly.
  • (transitive) To turn aside or avoid; to keep away from; to reject.
  • (intransitive, obsolete) Differ entirely from. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the late 17th century.]
  • (transitive, obsolete, impersonal) To fill with horror or disgust. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the early 17th century.]
  • (intransitive, obsolete) To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; construed with from. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the mid 17th century.]

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