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I abhor crime novels in which the main character can behave however he or she pleases, or do things that normal people do not do, without those actions having social consequences.
Stieg Larsson

Meaning of "abhor" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ABHOR

From Latin abhorrēre to shudder at, shrink from, from ab- away from + horrēre to bristle, shudder.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ABHOR

abhor  [əbˈhɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ABHOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Abhor is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb abhor in English.

WHAT DOES ABHOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Abhor and Mehraela

Abhor and Mehraela were a brother and sister who were martyrs for the Christian faith. The book of their "acts" has been lost. Their feast day is celebrated on January 9 in the Coptic Church.

Definition of abhor in the English dictionary

The definition of abhor in the dictionary is to detest vehemently; find repugnant; reject.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ABHOR

PRESENT

Present
I abhor
you abhor
he/she/it abhors
we abhor
you abhor
they abhor
Present continuous
I am abhorring
you are abhorring
he/she/it is abhorring
we are abhorring
you are abhorring
they are abhorring
Present perfect
I have abhorred
you have abhorred
he/she/it has abhorred
we have abhorred
you have abhorred
they have abhorred
Present perfect continuous
I have been abhorring
you have been abhorring
he/she/it has been abhorring
we have been abhorring
you have been abhorring
they have been abhorring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I abhorred
you abhorred
he/she/it abhorred
we abhorred
you abhorred
they abhorred
Past continuous
I was abhorring
you were abhorring
he/she/it was abhorring
we were abhorring
you were abhorring
they were abhorring
Past perfect
I had abhorred
you had abhorred
he/she/it had abhorred
we had abhorred
you had abhorred
they had abhorred
Past perfect continuous
I had been abhorring
you had been abhorring
he/she/it had been abhorring
we had been abhorring
you had been abhorring
they had been abhorring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will abhor
you will abhor
he/she/it will abhor
we will abhor
you will abhor
they will abhor
Future continuous
I will be abhorring
you will be abhorring
he/she/it will be abhorring
we will be abhorring
you will be abhorring
they will be abhorring
Future perfect
I will have abhorred
you will have abhorred
he/she/it will have abhorred
we will have abhorred
you will have abhorred
they will have abhorred
Future perfect continuous
I will have been abhorring
you will have been abhorring
he/she/it will have been abhorring
we will have been abhorring
you will have been abhorring
they will have been abhorring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would abhor
you would abhor
he/she/it would abhor
we would abhor
you would abhor
they would abhor
Conditional continuous
I would be abhorring
you would be abhorring
he/she/it would be abhorring
we would be abhorring
you would be abhorring
they would be abhorring
Conditional perfect
I would have abhor
you would have abhor
he/she/it would have abhor
we would have abhor
you would have abhor
they would have abhor
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been abhorring
you would have been abhorring
he/she/it would have been abhorring
we would have been abhorring
you would have been abhorring
they would have been abhorring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you abhor
we let´s abhor
you abhor
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to abhor
Past participle
abhorred
Present Participle
abhorring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ABHOR


bewhore
bɪˈhɔː
camwhore
ˈkæmˌhɔː
haw
hɔː
haw-haw
ˈhɔːˈhɔː
heehaw
ˌhiːˈhɔː
hoar
hɔː
Johore
dʒəʊˈhɔː
Lahore
ləˈhɔː
whore
hɔː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ABHOR

abetting
abettor
abeyance
abeyancy
abeyant
abfarad
ABH
abhenries
abhenry
abhominable
abhorred
abhorrence
abhorrency
abhorrent
abhorrently
abhorrer
abhorring
Abia
Abib
abidance

WORDS THAT END LIKE ABHOR

anchor
at anchor
author
camphor
cast anchor
coauthor
crown and anchor
Hathor
ichor
joint author
khor
markhor
metaphor
petrichor
phosphor
ride at anchor
sea anchor
Senghor
senhor
Thor

Synonyms and antonyms of abhor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ABHOR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «abhor» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of abhor

Translation of «abhor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ABHOR

Find out the translation of abhor to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of abhor from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «abhor» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

憎恶
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

abhor
570 millions of speakers

English

abhor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घृणा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نمقت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гнушающиеся
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

abominar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘৃণাসহকারে পরিহার করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

abhorrer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Abhor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verabscheuen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

忌み嫌う
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

혐오
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nesu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ghét cay ghét đắng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெறுப்புக் கொள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तिरस्कार करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iğrenmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

aborrire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

abhor
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

які нехтують
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

detesta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποστρέφομαι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n afsku
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

avskyr
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avsky
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of abhor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ABHOR»

The term «abhor» is regularly used and occupies the 77.826 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABHOR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about abhor

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10 QUOTES WITH «ABHOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word abhor.
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Lyman Abbott
I abhor a hoe. I am fond of flowers but not of dirt, and had rather buy them than cultivate them.
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Louis D. Brandeis
I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live.
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Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
As a liberal and progressive, I abhor the notion of conflict and bloodshed and very much want to find a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear issue.
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Emanuel Celler
On the one hand we publicly pronounce the equality of all peoples; on the other hand, in our immigration laws, we embrace in practice these very theories we abhor and verbally condemn.
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Ray Comfort
One of Dawkins' major gripes is against religion. I am in total agreement on that one. I abhor religion.
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Richard Dawson
I abhor grades - if a child does his best, that's all that should be asked.
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Arthur Conan Doyle
My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
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Charles Hazlewood
I abhor the words 'classical music.' Few things satisfy me more than a really good cover version.
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Stieg Larsson
I abhor crime novels in which the main character can behave however he or she pleases, or do things that normal people do not do, without those actions having social consequences.
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Don Lemon
I abhor hypocrisy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABHOR»

Discover the use of abhor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to abhor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Why You Must Abhor Poverty
Why You Must Abhor poverty itemizes Bible bases to despise poverty in all its ramifications.
Emmanuel Oghenebrorhie, 2012
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A Concordance to the Canonical Books of the Old and New ...
6. into your hearts. crying, Abba, Father ABHOR. In. 26. 11. among you: and my soul shall not a. you 15. my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments 30. of your idols. and my soul shall abhor you 44. neither will I abhor them, to destroy them ...
‎1859
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Italian Conversation Grammar
INDICATIVE MOOD. Present. abbdrro or abborr-1 SCO, I abhor, or do abhor. abbtirr-l or aborr-t SCI, thou abhorrest. abHrr-'B. or abborr-l&OE, he or she abhors . abborri'dmo, we abhor. abbotr-ite, you abhor. abbdrroso or -f S0ONO, they abhor.
Levina Buoncuore Urbino, 1865
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Italian Conversation-grammar on Otto's System
Abborrire, to abhor. IABADIGM or THOSE vmms 011' THE THIRD CONJUGATION, wmm, IN THE PRESENT on THE INDICATIVE, END BOTH IN 0 AND isco. INDICATIVE MOOD. Present. dbdrr-0 orabborr-1800, I abhor, or do abhor.
Levina Buoncuore Urbino, 1864
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Pussy Abhor
Chris Fox Final Paper November 16, 2012 MCS 460.W Pussy Abhor Musical expression as a form of protest is nothing new, especially in the United States. The hippie movement enjoyed their three days at Woodstock in 1969 while peacefully ...
Chris Fox, 2013
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The Englishman's Hebrew & Chaldee Concordance of the Old ...
16. How much more ubominuble : 19. thy grave like an abominable branch, * P1EL.— Preterite.* :31 .and mine own clothes shall abhor me. : 19. All my inward friends abhorred me : : 1 0. They abhor me, they flee far from mc, P1EL. — Infinitive.
George Vicesimus Wigram, 1860
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The New And Complete Dictionary Of The English Language: In ...
ABHO'R (v. 7. from tbe Lat. abhorred to dislike) To detest, to hate exceedingly. Abhor'red (p. from abhor) Detested, hated exceedingly. Abhor'rence (s. from abhor) Detestation, the state of being abhorred \<witb of : as, " She bad an abhorrence ...
John Ash, 1775
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The Holy Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments ...
ABHOR, greatly hate and loathe Lev. 36. 11. my soul shall not abhor you 15. if your soul a. my judgments 30. my soul shall abhor you Job 30. 10. they abhor me , they nee 43. 6. I abhor myself and repent in P*a4.5. 6. Lord will abhor the bloody  ...
‎1856
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The devotional and practical polyglott family Bible, ...
36. Rom. 8. 15. Gal. 4. 6. ABHOR, greatly hate and loathe Lev 96. 11. my soul shall not abhor you 15. if your soul a. my judgments 30. my soul shall abhor you Job. 30. 10. they abhor me, they flee 42. 6. 1 abhor myself and repent in Psal. 5. 6 .
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The English version of the polyglott Bible: containing the ...
36. Rom. 8. 15. Gal. 4. 6. ABHOR, greatly hate and loathe Lev. 26. 11. my soul shall not abhor you 15. if your soul a. my judgments 30. my soul shall abhor you Job. 30. 10. they abhor me, they flee 42. 6. I abhor myself and repent in Psal. 5. 6.

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABHOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term abhor is used in the context of the following news items.
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CARICOM Heads abhor treatment of Haitians in Dominican Republic
FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION of the 36th Regional meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the ... «Nation News, Jul 15»
2
Green Pope Goes Medieval on Planet
It is dubious that the Church's credibility will be well served by a neo-feudal alliance dominated by those who abhor the Church's other core ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
3
Peace, development and the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL): The …
We particularly abhor attempts by large corporations to get their way through divide and rule enticements aimed at individuals in our society. «International Viewpoint, Jul 15»
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Keeping Track
If I don't, I'm stuck in the very mentality I abhor..."that's just the way it is and there's nothing you can do about it." I'm coming to see that my ... «Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Those Who Invested In Buhari Should Not Expect Returns …
We abhor such statements as made by Akande. It's very unfortunate. He is somebody I respected before but for him to be making these ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
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Harriet Harman shows how it's done as the Labour Party thrives in a …
... about cuts to benefits and tax credits, but the criticism will be constructive. Nature may abhor a vacuum but the Labour Party is thriving in one. «The Independent, Jul 15»
7
Nothing Islamic about Daesh
The fact is that more than 99 percent of Muslims, including the majority in India and elsewhere, abhor terrorism. Even if a handful of Muslims are ... «Arab News, Jul 15»
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The only time to feel entitled
Correct them and they abhor you. Reprimand them and they immediately hand over their resignation letters thinking the company will suffer ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
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UK notebook: Season tickets no longer a good deal, fan decides
There are conflicting constituencies: Black players and their families might abhor the Confederate flag while a segment of white fans revere it. «Lexington Herald Leader, Jul 15»
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CNN's Mike Rowe: Banning Flags Won't Do Anything on Racism
I know many good Southerners who abhor racism, but view this flag as an important connection to their ancestors – the vast majority of whom ... «NewsBusters, Jul 15»

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