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.
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 the Baron the other day,” said Madame Sella.
The Eternal City Hall Caine
We accordingly ascended to him, and having done so made our way towards a door at the end of the abominably dirty landing.
A Bid for Fortune Guy Boothby
You have been abominably treated and you accept it with a smile.
The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
The Durion is remarkable for its combination of an absolutely delicious flavor and an abominably offensive odor.
Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands Gerrit Parmile Wilder
You know why she hates me, and understand why she treats me so abominably?
The Love Affairs of an Old Maid Lilian Bell
He became for a time the lover of Nana, but treated her so abominably that she left him.
A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
He had married her for her money, and treated her abominably.
The Crooked House Brandon Fleming
“Austin, you’ve no right to call a young lady a brute; it’s abominably rude of you,” said Aunt Charlotte severely.
Austin and His Friends Frederic H. Balfour
It was all true that you said about me, all abominably true.
Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
offensive; loathsome; detestable
(informal) very bad, unpleasant, or inferior: abominable weather, abominable workmanship
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.
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 […]
- Abomination of desolation
abomination of desolation (Matt. 24:15; Mark 13:14; comp. Luke 21:20), is interpreted of the eagles, the standards of the Roman army, which were an abomination to the Jews. These standards, rising over the site of the temple, were a sign that the holy place had fallen under the idolatrous Romans. The references are to Dan. […]
noun (cards) a variant spelling of abundance (sense 6)
. Historical Examples We’ve getten on here for aboon fifty year withaat ony o’ ther bother, an’ aw could like to finish my bit o’ time aght as we are.’ Yorksher Puddin’ John Hartley The lid will be aboon it and screwed down to-morrow, I dar’ say. Checkmate Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The dochter o’ […]