to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
At last, the vigor and courage of one Stowel of Exeter, an abhorrer, put an end to the practice.
The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. David Hume
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.
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 […]
to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate. Contemporary Examples Bauer is aware that current momentum is pointing towards the one-state solution, an outcome he abhors. Accusing Each Other Of Genocide Mira Sucharov March 4, 2013 And so the critique smacks of the same tribal hypocrisy he abhors. Diaspora’s Splendor Jonathan Guyer […]
abi-albon father of strength; i.e., “valiant”, one of David’s body-guard of thirty mighty men (2 Sam. 23:31); called also Abiel (1 Chr. 11:32).
abi Application Binary Interface Contemporary Examples The rebels “are still a disparate bunch that disagrees on a lot of things,” abi says. Guns and Money Divide Syrian Rebels Mike Giglio May 14, 2013 Historical Examples Hearken: Return to Thebes, and tell a false tale in the ears of abi and his councillors. Morning Star H. […]
noun a state of SE Nigeria. Capital: Umuahia. Pop: 2 833 999 (2006 est). Area: 6320 sq km (2440 sq miles) Historical Examples In the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam, abia reigned over Juda. The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various Izates, however, was successful, and abia killed himself in despair. History of the Jews, Vol. II […]