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Synonyms for abominate

to regard with extreme dislike and hostility

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Synonyms for abominate

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A true lover of literature should be in one way like an honest examiner, who is prepared to give the highest marks to the telling, felicitous and well-documented exposition of views he dissents from or even abominates. (86) I certainly do not abominate Paxson's book (the "exposition" in question) and give it good marks as fiction.
They are also at the core of the shelf monkeys, an assortment of shop assistants, librarians, book reviewers and other social misfits described by their cultish leader Aubrey Fehr as bibliobibuli, "people who believe in the sanctity of the written word, and despise those who would abuse the privilege." They meet on a regular basis, adopt twee literary pseudonyms (Gandalf, Offred, Queequeg), hold trials of books that any member abominates (called "montages" to recall the protagonist in Fahrenheit 451), then burn a token copy of those titles unanimously condemned in what Aubrey describes as "an incendiary biblioclasm of soul-soothing proportions."
(11) Thus Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, chapter xliv, part iv: 'I touch with reluctance, and dispatch with impatience, a more odious vice, of which modesty rejects the name, and nature abominates the idea ...'
The axiom about money's inversion of right and wrong, like the satire against summoners discussed above, is merely a subspecies of a broader, widespread, and enduring sociocritical literature against corrupt legal proceedings that abominates bribes and the preferential treatment of the rich.
210), as does the nearby Square Lamartine, a poet whom Crevel abominates and who, as 'le saboteur de 1848' (PDP, p.
Borogravia is collapsing under the strain of war and the insane decrees of their god Nuggan -who abominates,among other things,jigsaws, the colour blue and rocks.
Muggeridge has discovered and wishes to explain is the ancient piece of folk-wisdom that Lust and Love are antithetical and that Lust is boring." Muggeridge's life is an illustration of the Pascalian insight that restlessness is a secret friend of boredom, feeding on what it abominates in order to sustain itself.
(15) Second, whereas the Masked Dyer also abominates mirrors, the one miracle or illusion most consistently attributed to the Veiled Prophet is the production of a "false moon," attributed by one of Browne's sources to a mirroring:
Similarly, Bulwer claims that "Woman is by Nature smoothe and delicate; and if she have many haires she is a monster, as Epictetus saith, and the Proverbe abominates her, [A bearded women must be greeted with stones from a distance]" (215).
Consider, for instance, that while Islam stresses the Absolute Oneness and Otherness of God and abominates polytheism, Brahmanism believes that the Nameless manifests itself in many gods and goddesses.
When Mr Gluck has a lager and curry he abominates. When we have it, we vomit.
Though he abominates the innumerable man-made shrines, he reserves the subtle body of yoga as the sole place of worship (verses 33, 70, 182).(28) While he rejects ritual bathing and resort to tirthas, he claims that one can effectively bathe at the first cakra of the subtle body (verses 35, 131).(29) So even though the finite is removed from the infinite, the infinite can be felt within the subtle body of yoga.
The Village Voice, ordinarily tireless in its admiration for voices from below, genuinely abominates Clay and his audience: A Voice critic wrote something about Clay's drawing his fans the way rotting mead draws maggots, and at The New York Times Jon Pareles, reviewing Clay in concert, sounded like a man covering a Nazi rally in late Weimar.
Admittedly, the term itself is baggy and unappealing; Leigh Fermor himself, as did his close friend Bruce Chatwin,(5) abominates it.
The attribution pattern for inconsistency could resemble one that some anthropologists allege for cannibalism; all groups abominate some groups as cannibals but no group admits to being cannibals.