tr.v. ab·horred, ab·hor·ring, ab·hors
To regard with horror or loathing; detest: "The problem with Establishment Republicans is they abhor the unseemliness of a political brawl" (Patrick J. Buchanan).
[Middle English abhorren, from Latin abhorrēre, to shrink from : ab-, from; see AB-1 + horrēre, to shudder.]
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