Synonyms for abhorred

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

Définition of abhorred

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 was monstrous, he abhorred it, but could no more resist it than the hasheesh eater his drug.
  • Extract from : « Melomaniacs » by James Huneker
  • Cigarettes he abhorred, therefore Tekla allowed her favorites to use them.
  • Extract from : « Melomaniacs » by James Huneker
  • She abhorred the "equivoque" of her life, but could not overcome it.
  • Extract from : « Luttrell Of Arran » by Charles James Lever
  • To say that he abhorred Greek ideals is to say that the shepherd abhors the wolf.
  • Extract from : « Holbein » by Beatrice Fortescue
  • If such a man can not be loved, he can not be abhorred or despised.
  • Extract from : « Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884. » by Various
  • Do you think I would profane the aura of her by my abhorred presence?
  • Extract from : « Little Novels of Italy » by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • It was not danger I abhorred so much, as its absolute effect—fright.
  • Extract from : « Scottish Ghost Stories » by Elliott O'Donnell
  • I abhorred his opinions, but believed that he was at least sincere.
  • Extract from : « No Surrender! » by G. A. Henty
  • He, alone on that haunted island, abhorred and shunned by all, had found a fortune!
  • Extract from : « Pocket Island » by Charles Clark Munn
  • Her object was to defer doing what she abhorred but knew not how to avoid.
  • Extract from : « Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama » by E. Cobham Brewer

Antonyms for abhorred

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