Abominable



repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome:
an abominable crime.
very unpleasant; disagreeable:
The weather was abominable last week.
very bad, poor, or inferior:
They have abominable taste in clothes.
Contemporary Examples

abominable acts of violence have become common enough in Mexico that the public has built up a tolerance for such news.
Anatomy of a Mexican Student Massacre Jason McGahan October 7, 2014

What kind of abominable killjoy would be against loving presents and cookies?
Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians) Brandy Zadrozny November 13, 2014

Caro, who portrays LBJ at times as an abominable monster, capable of just about anything, was horrified.
The Perils of Biography in the Bradlee-Himmelman Storm Lee Siegel May 19, 2012

Friends, people close to him, his lawyers, have advised him to protect himself, to not watch this abominable film.
We Watch the DSK Sex Romp So You Don’t Have To Tracy McNicoll May 19, 2014

Historical Examples

Outside active sins, to which it may be presumed no temptation allured herself, were abominable to her.
John Caldigate Anthony Trollope

It is abominable, and it frees us from the promises we made.
The Dream Emile Zola

The roads were abominable, for driving or riding or walking.
The Life of James McNeill Whistler Elizabeth Robins Pennell

But it was of no use, and all this abominable work must be done over again.
The Dream Emile Zola

But they speedily recognized their mistake and discovered the abominable character of the invaders.
Porto Rico Arthur D. Hall

It was the brand of shame, the blow given by the abominable treaty of peace.
My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt

adjective
offensive; loathsome; detestable
(informal) very bad, unpleasant, or inferior: abominable weather, abominable workmanship
adj.

mid-14c., from Old French abominable (12c.) and directly from Late Latin abominabilis “deserving abhorrence,” from stem of Latin abominari “deplore as an evil omen” (see abomination). Sometimes misdivided in earlier centuries as a bominable. Also often abhominable 14c.-17c. Related: Abominably.

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  • Abominate

    to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor. to dislike strongly. Historical Examples They cause the Tartars to delight in a diet of milk, and the American Indian to abominate it. History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2) John William Draper I abominate the idea of frying eggs in water as […]



  • Abominably

    repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome: an abominable crime. very unpleasant; disagreeable: The weather was abominable last week. very bad, poor, or inferior: They have abominable taste in clothes. Historical Examples It is abominably French, though France is pleasant in its own place. Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon “I hear that he was abominably rude to […]

  • Abomination

    anything ; anything greatly disliked or abhorred. intense aversion or loathing; detestation: He regarded lying with abomination. a vile, shameful, or detestable action, condition, habit, etc.: Spitting in public is an abomination. Contemporary Examples He cleared the temple of its abomination and rededicated it to the one god of Abraham. How Jews Invented Heaven Lisa […]



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