to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
Historical Examples

abhorring equally the toil and the degradation, he deemed it a duty to prevent such a fall, and put his hope in his uncle.
Magnum Bonum Charlotte M. Yonge

In these sentiments I grew, hated and abhorring, despising and contemned.
Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso

To be kept abhorring and abhorring, for Five Acts together, you can’t stand.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 66, No 409, November 1849 Various

I was not a stranger to the science of the ring, while abhorring prize-fighting.
A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey

There are few Cameros, men of clear judgment, and abhorring to write.
A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4) Richard Baxter

abhorring slovenliness and the Jacobin motley, he would not affect them.
Lewis Rand Mary Johnston

One of his peculiarities was that of abhorring a vacuum as much as nature herself.
Debit and Credit Gustav Freytag

And thus he died, abhorring the mother who had counselled him to commit this horrible deed.
Royal Palaces and Parks of France Milburg Francisco Mansfield

More shocking still would be the suspicion that in time I might be persuaded to like this music, to embrace, after abhorring it.
Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker

He cast a comical glance of disapprobation on the fittings of the hotel apartment, abhorring gilt.
Beauchamp’s Career, Complete George Meredith

verb -hors, -horring, -horred
(transitive) to detest vehemently; find repugnant; reject

mid-15c., from Latin abhorrere “shrink back from, have an aversion for, shudder at,” from ab- “away” (see ab-) + horrere “tremble at, shudder,” literally “to bristle, be shaggy,” from PIE *ghers- “start out, stand out, rise to a point, bristle” (see horror). Related: Abhorred; abhorring.


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