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abhor

ab·hor

abhor

 
pronunciation:
b hor
features:
Word Parts
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
Word Parts
The word abhor contains the following parts:
ab-, abs- Latin prefix that means from, away from
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Most words containing the prefix ab- , abs- are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab- becomes abs- before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."
horr, hor Latin root that means tremble, bristle (as with fear)
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