- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||abhors, abhorring, abhorred
||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.
- abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe
- admire, love
- similar words:
- deride, disdain, dislike, scorn, spurn
The word abhor
contains the following parts:
that means from, away from
More about this word part:
Most words containing the prefix ab-
are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab-
before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."
that means tremble, bristle (as with fear)