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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-hawr]
    • /æbˈhɔr/
    • /əˈbɔːr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-hawr]
    • /æbˈhɔr/

Definitions of abhorred word

  • verb with object abhorred to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate. 1
  • noun abhorred Simple past tense and past participle of abhor. 1
  • adjective abhorred Strongly disliked: hated, despised. 0
  • adjective abhorred (Obsolete (No longer in use)) Horrified. 0

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Origin of abhorred

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin abhorrēre to shrink back from, shudder at, equivalent to ab- ab- + horrēre to bristle, tremble

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Parts of speech for Abhorred


abhorred popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for abhorred

adjective abhorred

  • grody — repulsive; disgusting; nauseating.
  • grossed out — without deductions; total, as the amount of sales, salary, profit, etc., before taking deductions for expenses, taxes, or the like (opposed to net2. ): gross earnings; gross sales.
  • disfavored — unfavorable regard; displeasure; disesteem; dislike: The prime minister incurred the king's disfavor.
  • unaccepted — generally approved; usually regarded as normal, right, etc.: an accepted pronunciation of a word; an accepted theory.

Antonyms for abhorred

verb abhorred

  • adored — to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor.
  • cherished — clung to, esp when fulfilment is unlikely
  • liked — to take pleasure in; find agreeable or congenial: We all liked the concert.
  • loved — held in deep affection; cherished: loved companions; much-loved friends.
  • approved — An approved method or course of action is officially accepted as appropriate in a particular situation.

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