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abhor


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abhor  \Ab*hor"\,  v.  i. 
  To  shrink  back  with  horror,  disgust,  or  dislike;  to  be 
  contrary  or  averse;  --  with  from  [Obs.]  ``To  abhor  from 
  those  vices.''  --Udall. 
 
  Which  is  utterly  abhorring  from  the  end  of  all  law. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abhor  \Ab*hor"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Abhorred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Abhorring}.]  [L.  abhorrere  ab  +  horrere  to  bristle,  shiver, 
  shudder:  cf  F.  abhorrer.  See  {Horrid}.] 
  1.  To  shrink  back  with  shuddering  from  to  regard  with  horror 
  or  detestation;  to  feel  excessive  repugnance  toward;  to 
  detest  to  extremity;  to  loathe. 
 
  Abhor  that  which  is  evil;  cleave  to  that  which  is 
  good.  --Rom.  xii.  9. 
 
  2.  To  fill  with  horror  or  disgust.  [Obs.] 
 
  It  doth  abhor  me  now  I  speak  the  word  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Canon  Law)  To  protest  against;  to  reject  solemnly.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  utterly  abhor,  yea,  from  my  soul  Refuse  you  for  my 
  judge.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  hate;  detest;  loathe;  abominate.  See  {Hate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abhor 
  v  :  find  repugnant  [syn:  {loathe},  {abominate},  {execrate}] 




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