from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To detest thoroughly; abhor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To turn from as ill-omened; to hate in the highest degree, as if with religious dread; loathe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hate extremely; abhor; detest.
- Synonyms Abhor, Detest, etc. See hate.
- Detested; held in abomination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. find repugnant
Latin abōminārī, abōmināt-, to deprecate as a bad omen : ab-, away; see ab-1 + ōmen, omen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)