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Abhorring definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ABHOR'RING, ppr. Having great aversion, detesting. As a noun, it is used in Isaiah lxvi, for the object of hatred - "An abhorring to all flesh."

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Abhor Ab*hor", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abhorred; p. pr. & vb. n. Abhorring.] [L. abhorrere; ab + horrere to bristle, shiver, shudder: cf. F. abhorrer. See Horrid.] 1. To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. --Rom. xii. 9. 2. To fill with horror or disgust. [Obs.] It doth abhor me now I speak the word. --Shak. 3. (Canon Law) To protest against; to reject solemnly. [Obs.] I utterly abhor, yea, from my soul Refuse you for my judge. --Shak. Syn: To hate; detest; loathe; abominate. See Hate.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Abhorring Ab*hor"ring, n. 1. Detestation. --Milton. 2. Object of abhorrence. --Isa. lxvi. 24.



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