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abhor

ab·hor

abhor

 
 
pronunciation:
b hor
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: abhors, abhorring, abhorred
definition: to regard with intense loathing or horror; detest.
They abhor the practice of dog fighting and are trying to put a stop to it.He abhorred the work he had to do at the slaughterhouse.
synonyms:
abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe
antonyms:
admire, love
similar words:
deride, disdain, dislike, scorn, spurn
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