Adjective "abhor" definition and examples

(Abhor may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Regard with disgust and hatred.
  1. 'Healthcare professionals abhor politicians' interference in the NHS.'
  2. 'However, it obviously cannot involve either, because the university is famously progressive, and hence abhors both sins.'
  3. 'I make this prediction based on what we know about biology, which is that natures abhors uniformity.'
  4. 'The conservation officer is very pragmatic: she supports legalized and controlled hunting, but abhors poachers.'
  5. 'Just as nature abhors a vacuum, the city cannot abide a void.'
  6. 'They come under his jurisdiction, it is true, but he personally abhors those acts.'
  7. 'Our organisation abhors this kind of act and appeals to residents to be vigilant and watch out for any suspicious goings-on.'
  8. 'Strong words indeed for a fellow who abhors political smear and accuses others of engaging in it!'
  9. 'But politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum and it stands to reason that there must be a vacancy for a party of the right in Scotland, just as in every other European nation.'
  10. 'The president abhors dissent and is totally dismissive not only of dissenters, but also of the people's right to dissent.'

More definitions

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

More examples(as adjective)

"communities can be abhor."


Late Middle English: from Latin abhorrere, from ab- ‘away from’ + horrere ‘to shudder’.