abhor abhor  /æb ˈhɔr/

Definition(s):

  • (v) find repugnant

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Usage(s):

  1. George very candidly admitted that he abhors war but his country has been forced into an unpopular war.
  2. Farah abhors the intolerance of the people of her community and is the sole voice of sanity and maturity.
  3. Because shippers abhor uncertainty and the risk it entails, they have been paying the ransoms up to $2 million demanded by the pirates.

News

  1. Denver Library Commission names new branch for activist Corky Gonzales

    Denver's newest library will be named after the late Chicano rights activist Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales — a move that some abhor because of his controversial past.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. Politico Editor Jonathan Harris Mocks Journalism’s Responsibility To Serve The Public

    Washington, DC juggernaut Politico has more than its share of detractors, who abhor the site's sizzle-over-steak approach and outsize influence. In an interview with The New Republic 's Isaac Chotiner , founding editors Jonathan Harris and Jim VandeHei , gave those detractors a big bone to chew on by articulating their mission in Carpaccio-cold terms. Asked to describe their larger mission ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Mediaite

Quotes

  1. "We have sent out a powerful message to criminals who are responsible for the sorts of violent attacks the majority people of Greater Manchester rightly abhor," said Greater Manchester Police Deputy Chief Constable Simon Byrne. "All too...
    on Aug 21, 2009 By: Simon Byrne Source: Daily Times

  2. "We know that these people act in the name of Islam but we also know that the vast and overwhelming majority of Muslims here and abroad are decent and law abiding people who abhor terrorism every bit as much as we do," said Blair.
    on Jul 7, 2005 By: Tony Blair Source: The Age

  3. Saying she wants to be regarded as a journalist, not a hostage, Carroll said she would not engage in polemics against her kidnappers, "but let me be clear: I abhor all who kidnap and murder civilians, and my captors are clearly guilty of both...
    on Apr 2, 2006 By: Jill Carroll Source: CNN International

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