how to pronounce abhor


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abhor is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of abhor in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… personally abhor anyone who practices …”

meanings of abhor


  1. To protest against; to reject solemnly.
  2. To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; construed with from.
  3. Differ entirely from.
  4. To turn aside or avoid; to keep away from; to reject.
  5. To fill with horror or disgust.
  6. To regard with horror or detestation; to shrink back with shuddering from; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.

abhor frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abhor occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abhor can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that abhor can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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