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Synonyms for abominate



Synonyms for abominate

to regard with extreme dislike and hostility

Synonyms for abominate

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Being a Roman Catholic myself, I abominate what has happened in the past to the men and women who were violated by priests, who ordained to become pillars of the Roman Catholic Church.
George Mason warned against maintaining peacetime standing armies-"I abominate and detest the idea of a government, where there is a standing army," to quote him exactly--but James Madison thought that a "government of a federal nature" could be entrusted with "one of the greatest mischiefs that can possibly happen.
A]ll cultures abominate murder, theft, treachery, dishonesty, and other cardinal vices.
I abominate and detest the idea of government, where there is a standing army," George Mason told Virginia's ratifying convention.
When she echoed the rhetoric of the book of Revelation 6:16 (8), for example, she prophesized that many of the "sable-skinned Africans" that White Americans abominate would excel in "the kingdom of heaven as the stars forever and ever.
14) According to Crapol, one of his biographers, it was the three years experience as a teacher in this private school that caused Blaine to abominate slavery and become a lifelong opponent of discrimination and inequality.
29) As late as 1672, while justifying the English conquest of Jamaica, the English editor and publisher Richard Blome noted that "Indians, who are the natural proprietors of America, do abominate and hate the Spaniards for their cruelty and avarice; and upon every occasion will shew their willingness to give themselves and their Countreys, freely into the power and protection of the English.
I certainly do not abominate Paxson's book (the "exposition" in question) and give it good marks as fiction.
I would, in fact, say that I abominate this shithole, second only to the godforsaken, sunblasted, bullet-riddled abattoir known as the United Cunts of America--
The accounts of his last days are very moving and although one may abominate what he stood for, he seemed remarkably serene and almost childlike, remaining convinced of the rightness of what he did to the end.
What they abominate about 'the West,' to put it in a phrase, is not what Western liberals don't like and can't defend about their own system, but what they do like about it and must defend: its emancipated women, its scientific inquiry, its separation of religion from the state.
Nor can there be any doubt that those who planned such terror have forfeited the right to live in a world they so clearly abominate and despise.
Both Waugh's determination to be a combatant and the revulsion with which he records the absurdities of the British army--he would, for example, speak of the British in Crete as "a pitiful spectacle" (Diaries 503) and confess to his wife, "I abominate military life" (Letters 153)--reveal that this global war was anything but a laughing matter to him.