from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To regard with horror or loathing; detest: "The problem with Establishment Republicans is they abhor the unseemliness of a political brawl” ( Patrick J. Buchanan).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To turn aside or avoid; to keep away from; to reject.
- v. To protest against; to reject solemnly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.
- transitive v. To fill with horror or disgust.
- transitive v. To protest against; to reject solemnly.
- intransitive v. To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Literally, to shrink back from with horror or dread; hence, to regard with repugnance; hate extremely or with loathing; loathe, detest, or abominate: as, to abhor evil; to abhor intrigue.
- To fill with horror and loathing; horrify.
- Synonyms Hate, Abhor, Detest, etc. See hate.
- To shrink back with disgust, or with fear and shudderings.
- To be antagonistic; be averse or of opposite character: with from.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. find repugnant
Middle English abhorren, from Latin abhorrēre, to shrink from : ab-, from; see ab-1 + horrēre, to shudder.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)