Ab*hor" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abhorred (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Abhorring.] [L. abhorrere; ab + horrere to bristle, shiver, shudder: cf. F. abhorrer. See Horrid.]

1.

To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.

Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Rom. xii. 9.

2.

To fill with horror or disgust.

[Obs.]

It doth abhor me now I speak the word. Shak.

3. CanonLaw

To protest against; to reject solemnly.

[Obs.]

I utterly abhor, yea, from my soul Refuse you for my judge. Shak.

Syn. -- To hate; detest; loathe; abominate. See Hate.

 

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Ab*hor", v. i.

To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with

from. [Obs.] "To abhor from those vices."

Udall.

Which is utterly abhorring from the end of all law. Milton.

 

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