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Negative IntensityPlay
Shows strong dislike or impatience when you can't stand something anymore. SlideHe couldn't abide the smell of onions cooking.
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Emotional WeightPlay
Carries emotional strength, often suggesting a personal limit has been reached. SlideI can't abide liars in my team.
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Informal UsagePlay
'Can't abide' is more informal and intensely personal, not usually used in official contexts. SlideShe can't abide being late to movies.