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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: abhorrere, from ab- 'away' + horrere 'to shake in fear'

abhor

verb
     
ab‧hor past tense and past participle abhorred, present participle abhorring [transitive not in progressive] formal
to hate a kind of behaviour or way of thinking, especially because you think it is morally wrong:
I abhor discrimination of any kind.

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