To Abho'r. v.a. [abhorreo, Lat.] To hate with acrimony; to detest to extremity; to loath.
Whilst I was big in clamour, came there a man,
Who having seen me in my worser state,
Shunn'd my abhorr'd society. Shakespear's K. Lear.
To whom thus Michael: Justly thou abhorr'st
That son, who on the quiet state of men
Such trouble brought, affecting to subdue
Rational liberty. Milt. Parad. Lost, b. xii. l. 79.
The self-same thing they will abhor
One way, and long another for. Hudibras, p. i. cant. 1.
A church of England man abhors the humour of the age, in delighting to fling scandals upon the clergy in general; which, besides the disgrace to the reformation, and to religion itself, cast an ignominy upon the kingdom that it doth not deserve. Swift on the Sentiments of a Church of England man.