have a horror of

have a horror of
HATE, detest, loathe, abhor; formal abominate.

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have a horror of
: to have a strong dislike for or fear of (something)

Some students seem to have a horror of using the dictionary.

Like many teenagers, she has a horror of being seen in public with her parents.

He has a horror of being caught unprepared.

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Main Entry:horror

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