- Loathe implies utter abhorrence See also syn. study at despise.
- Abhor implies a feeling of great repugnance or disgust
- Despise suggests a looking down with great contempt upon the person or thing one hates
- Detest implies vehement dislike or antipathy
- Hate implies a feeling of great dislike or aversion, and, with persons as the object, connotes the bearing of malice