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English definition of “abhor”

abhor

verb [T not continuous]     /əˈbɔːr/ US  /æbˈhɔːr/ (-rr-) formal
to hate a way of behaving or thinking , often because you think it is not moral : I abhor all forms of racism .Not liking
(Definition of abhor verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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