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See Spanish definition of detestar
transitive verb abhorring, abhorred, abhorred
- Healthcare professionals abhor politicians' interference in the NHS.
- It also means sitting down with someone, someone who is not abhorred or hated, to have a conversation.
- However, it obviously cannot involve either, because the university is famously progressive, and hence abhors both sins.
- He abhors footballers becoming TV presenters.
- But politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum and it stands to reason that there must be a vacancy for a party of the right in Scotland, just as in every other European nation.
- Just as nature abhors a vacuum, the city cannot abide a void.
- The conservation officer is very pragmatic: she supports legalized and controlled hunting, but abhors poachers.
- The president abhors dissent and is totally dismissive not only of dissenters, but also of the people's right to dissent.
- Charles, God bless him, abhors violence and loves dialogue.
- I'm one of those people who is always on time, and abhors lateness.
- He abhors anything that adds to the cost of doing business, and politicians who show insufficient urgency about tackling the wider threats to business.
- He abhors the fast food culture and, as a student, can't understand why many of his peers are content to be couch potatoes.
- He is a driven man who abhors the notion that sport is not about the winning, but the taking part.
- I make this prediction based on what we know about biology, which is that natures abhors uniformity.
- She's prone to plain speaking and abhors hype, so she's admittedly uncomfortable with self-promotion.
- They come under his jurisdiction, it is true, but he personally abhors those acts.
- Strong words indeed for a fellow who abhors political smear and accuses others of engaging in it!
- Our organisation abhors this kind of act and appeals to residents to be vigilant and watch out for any suspicious goings-on.
- Inside every one of us lies a Puritan streak which abhors anything smacking of frivolity or done for the sheer joy of it.
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