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[v] find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"

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detest, hate

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\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.
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}.
\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.

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