I know of many words that explain this feeling (abhorrence, enmity, etc for stronger examples) but what is a word that would be the object of these? As in, what word could be used as an object that was despised?


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  1. Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes.

Bête noire, while not one word, means just what you described:


: a person or thing strongly detested or avoided; bugbear

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