Abhor (verb)

  1. To regard with disgust and hatred.
  2. To detest strongly.
  3. To shrink back in horror or distaste from.

Origin:

From latin abhorrere, to shrink back, from ab- + horrere to tremble.

Examples:

  1. She abhorred violence and avoided violent movies and TV shows.
  2. The parents abhorred the idea of their child becoming a criminal.
  3. The scientist abhorred wasting resources and always looked for ways to recycle.
  4. Many people abhor the taste of liver and refuse to eat it.
  5. The idea of cheating on an exam was so repugnant to him that he abhorred the thought.
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