Abhor is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of abhor, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - find repugnant
EXAMPLES - Abhor in a Sentence
- 640: Th 'abhor'd Ingredient to his eye, make knowne (source)
- I abhor these preachers and pundits who speak for God. (source)
- Many young Buddhist practitioners I know abhor the suit. (source)
- To be honest, I kind of abhor the title of "space tourist." (source)
- And I abhor size queens of both sexes and sexual orientations. (source)
- Most women I am sure would abhor me -- yes, Dorcas -- _abhor_ me. ' (source)
- I'm not sure whether to admire the man's curiosity or abhor his hubris. (source)
- There are so many rational, self-evident reasons to abhor this Arizona law. (source)
- I would be interested to know why you "abhor" discrimination against homosexuals. (source)
- Even though many Venezuelans abhor the present, they have no interest in returning to the past. (source)
- Here, values are not to be attached to objects; instead, we should value (or "abhor") processes. (source)
- You, my creator, abhor me; what hope can I gather from your fellow creatures, who owe me nothing? (source)
- CARHART: Well, first of all, to the people that abhor, I would suggest that they don't have it done. (source)
- There is another way, which you and your ken would abhor, that is to grant a basic respect for other humans. (source)
- As much as I abhor violence personally, I actively encourage it by buying into the concept of organized sports. (source)
- Even if you don't already know what the word "abhor" means, you should be able to figure it out from the context. (source)
- "It reduces uncertainty, and markets abhor uncertainty," said Richard Berner, chief U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley. (source)
- We also abhor death where our bodies are not left intact - eaten by a shark, cut in pieces or beheaded, or never found. (source)
- "I am distraught that my image has been used to perpetuate something that I abhor," said Close via publicist Catherine Olim. (source)
- COOPER: And can you -- to -- to those people who abhor this procedure, or disagree with it, or maybe don't understand it, what do you say? (source)
- But we have psychologically prepared ourselves to accept death by heart attack or car accident or such while we abhor the idea of being murdered. (source)
- Interfaith dialogue is necessary to promote inclusive nationalism and abhor exclusive nationalism being peddled in the name of cultural nationalism. (source)
- Her publicist released the following statement to the Washington Post: I am distraught that my image has been used to perpetuate something that I abhor. (source)
- The Bush administration's position was the reason for "9/11" was that the "terrorists abhor our way of life, our freedoms; and, thus, want to destroy us." (source)
- "I am distraught that my image has been used to perpetuate something that I abhor," said Close via a statement that her publicist, Catherine Olim, gave to Kelly. (source)
- Senator JEFF SESSIONS (Republican, Alabama; Member, Senate Judiciary Committee): You said, quote, "I abhor the military's discrimination recruitment policy," close quote. (source)
- Censorship of the President of the United States of America without prior and complete information, i.e. the speech, is to be abhorred. "abhor" - "to regard with extreme repugnance." (source)
- Ironmaiden. com, manager Rod Smallwood said that he and the band "abhor" the behaviour of those responsible, although he also said he thought reports of the riots had been embellished. (source)
- Until we need a hand, that is, because our systems failed to do what they were supposed to and now we need your resources, the very existence of which we abhor, to save us from ourselves. (source)
- Putting the emphasis on "Islamist" instead of on "violent extremist" undercuts our efforts, since it falsely roots the core problem in the faith of more than one billion people who abhor violence. (source)
- I abhor the tasteless commercial frozen, waterlogged chickens found in most supermarkets, seeking out the best free-range and/or organic birds I can find, usually at Wolf's station in Gelson's or those at Whole Foods. (source)
- And I abhor and reject anyone who would spit upon or yell racial epithets at an esteemed public servant such as Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), and other black members of Congress, as tea party supporters reportedly have done. (source)
- Some have spoken about the intense hate-filled rhetoric from some religious and political leaders (often ironically those same leaders are involved in the very activity they claim to abhor like the accused Eddie Long or Congressman Foley). (source)
- We abhor homophobia and any kind of discrimination and deplore the veil and all that it signifies, but a law that fines or imprisons a person for the outward manifestation of their religious convictions seems as wrong as any blasphemy ruling. (source)
- The financial meltdown that has brought us this new blast of economic misery is a direct result of the delusion of free marketers who refuse to accept that financial markets, like nature, abhor a vacuum and from time to time need serious readjustment. (source)
- All the hellish arts of malice and falsehood are made use of to render them odious or despicable; their words and actions are misconstrued, even that which they abhor is fathered upon them, laws are made to ensnare them (Dan.vi. 4, &c.), and all to ruin them and root them out. (source)
- Heavily influenced by Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi strain of the faith, and by the puritan Deobandi school from north India, the Taliban abhor some of Afghanistan's traditional practices that are endorsed by the official ulema, such as the use of good-luck amulets or the worshipping of shrines. (source)
- I am responsible for the comments that I have made and my comments have been along the same lines from the first moment, that we abhor violence, that we abhor these attacks, and if there are any racial or racist overtones to them, then we regard that as being absolutely contemptible and not reflecting the modern Australia. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "abhor" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 10 synonyms for abhor.
abominate, be allergic to, be down on, be grossed out by, despise, detest, hate, have no use for, loathe, scorn
We have 9 antonyms for abhor.
admire, adore, approve, cherish, desire, enjoy, like, love, relish
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of abhor from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To regard with horror or loathing; detest: "The problem with Establishment Republicans is they abhor the unseemliness of a political brawl” ( Patrick J. Buchanan).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To turn aside or avoid; to keep away from; to reject.
- (verb) To protest against; to reject solemnly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.
- (verb-transitive) To fill with horror or disgust.
- (verb-transitive) To protest against; to reject solemnly.
- (verb-intransitive) To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Literally, to shrink back from with horror or dread; hence, to regard with repugnance; hate extremely or with loathing; loathe, detest, or abominate: as, to abhor evil; to abhor intrigue.
- (None) To fill with horror and loathing; horrify.
- (None) Synonyms Hate, Abhor, Detest, etc. See hate.
- (None) To shrink back with disgust, or with fear and shudderings.
- (None) To be antagonistic; be averse or of opposite character: with from.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) find repugnant