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Synonyms for abhor



Synonyms for abhor

to regard with extreme dislike and hostility

Synonyms for abhor

find repugnant

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BEIRUT: Nature, a Greek fellow named Aristotle is once said to have observed, abhors a vacuum.
But we abhor even more the idea that patient care might suffer if such charges are dropped.
Her father is an earl so Lady Rose is firmly ensconced in polite society, a situation she abhors because women have no freedom and are passed from their father to their husband.
Cat, nick-named by his sister, learns to love the castle as much as Gwendolen abhors it.
In the famous "Sinners" sermon, he warns, "The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire.
Opinion polls consistently show that while the public abhors sodomy laws and antigay discrimination, it continues to see homosexual acts as sinful.
Chomsky abhors the loss of life committed by 9-11's perpetrators, and asks us to similarly abhor the murderous acts committed with our tax dollars in our names.
Publican Thomas Smith's solicitor, John Batters, said: "Mr Smith abhors terrorism.
Officer Lopez, who arrests him, is a fan of Dell's but he abhors domestic violence.
Curiously, for a writer who places a premium on capturing detail, Ross abhors tape recording interviews with her subjects.
If the United States truly abhors the killing of innocent people, it must stop the killing of innocent people in Iraq with the weapon of economic sanctions.
She also suffers from altitude sickness and abhors travelling on mountain roads.
He told the programme: "I think James Ferman is a little optimistic if he thinks all these licensed sex shops are going to have his photo in the window saying 'Consenting sex approved by James Ferman' and that all the other material which he abhors - and which I abhor - will not be just as available for those who seek it out everywhere else.
It is a general legal axiom that "equity abhors a forfeiture," meaning that the Law recognizes that eviction from one's home is a harsh remedy.