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Definition of abhor verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abhor

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əbˈhɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈhɔːr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abhor
BrE BrE//əbˈhɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈhɔːr//
 
he / she / it abhors
BrE BrE//əbˈhɔːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈhɔːrz//
 
past simple abhorred
BrE BrE//əbˈhɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈhɔːrd//
 
past participle abhorred
BrE BrE//əbˈhɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈhɔːrd//
 
-ing form abhorring
BrE BrE//əbˈhɔːrɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈhɔːrɪŋ//
 
 
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(not used in the progressive tenses) abhor something (formal) to hate something, for example a way of behaving or thinking, especially for moral reasons synonym detest, loathe Most decent people abhor corruption in government. She abhors any form of cruelty towards animals. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin abhorrere, from ab- ‘away from’ + horrere ‘to shudder’.
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