Synonyms for abhor

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ab-hawr
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈhɔr

Définition of abhor

Origin :
  • mid-15c., from Latin abhorrere "shrink back from, have an aversion for, shudder at," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + horrere "tremble at, shudder," literally "to bristle, be shaggy," from PIE *ghers- "start out, stand out, rise to a point, bristle" (see horror). Related: Abhorred; abhorring.
  • verb regard with contempt or disgust
Example sentences :
  • It is only for being what is called by that name that I abhor him.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • I should abhor these clandestine correspondences, were they not forced upon me.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • I did abhor those that were in the plot and conspiracy against the King.
  • Extract from : « The Historical Nights' Entertainment » by Rafael Sabatini
  • For how can they who commit crimes be in good amity with those that abhor them?
  • Extract from : « The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates » by Xenophon
  • Is there one among us who approves of the treachery you abhor?'
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863 » by Various
  • I came to hate the sight of the steward, to abhor the voice of that harmless man.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Sharer » by Joseph Conrad
  • It is well known that we hate and abhor anything in the shape of a legal debt.
  • Extract from : « Nuts and Nutcrackers » by Charles James Lever
  • I abhor roasting in my own person, and yet I knew I should have enough of it.
  • Extract from : « Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846 » by Various
  • And though he adord the Maid, whether he should not abhor the Nun in his Embraces?
  • Extract from : « The Works of Aphra Behn » by Aphra Behn
  • They cannot compel me, against my will, to live with a man whom I abhor.
  • Extract from : « The Masked Bridal » by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

Antonyms for abhor

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