Abhor (verb)

To abhor something is to hate it very much; to detest

Hatred is milder than abhorrence, so use this word to refer to something that you really, really, really hate. To abhor something is to view it with horror.

  • Investors abhor political uncertainty.
  • She abhorred his conventional views on love and marriage.

Related words

Abhorrence (noun)

Abhorrent (adjective)

To abhor something is to have an abhorrence of it or to find it abhorrent.

  • She felt that his manners were abhorrent. (= His manners were disgusting.)


Despise, detest, hate


Love, admire


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