abhorrer


verb (used with object), ab·horred, ab·hor·ring.

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

verb -hors, -horring or -horred

  1. (tr) to detest vehemently; find repugnant; reject
v.

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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