Abominable

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English

Adjective

Abominable (comparative more Abominable, superlative most Abominable)

  1. Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable.
  2. Very bad or inferior.
  3. (obsolete) Excessive; large; -- used as an intensive.

Adverbs for Abominable

incredibly; intolerably; unbelievably; hatefully; utterly; completely; maliciously; oppressively; brutally; flagrantly; detestably; perniciously; viciously; deplorably; diabolically; execrably; noxiously; lamentably; hatefully; villainously; woefully; odiously; abhorrently; repulsively; invidiously; despicably.

Synonyms for Abominable

detestable, horrible, odious, disgusting, hateful, loathsome, repugnant, revolting, vile, infamous.

Antonyms for Abominable

lovable, enjoyable, likable, sweet, alluring, pleasant, pleasing.

Thesaurus

aberrant; abhorrent; abject; abnormal; accursed; arrant; atrocious; awful; bad; base; beastly; beggarly; below contempt; beneath contempt; black; blamable; blameworthy; brutal; cheesy; contemptible; criminal; crude; crummy; cursed; damnable; dark; debased; degraded; delinquent; deplorable; depraved; despicable; detestable; deviant; dire; dirty; disagreeable; disgraceful; disgusting; distasteful; dreadful; egregious; enormous; evil; execrable; fetid; filthy; flagitious; flagrant; forbidding; foul; frightful; fulsome; grave; grievous; gross; hardly the thing; hateful; heinous; horrible; horrid; ignoble; ignominious; illegal; improper; in bad taste; inappropriate; incorrect; indecorous; infamous; iniquitous; knavish; lamentable; little; loathsome; lousy; low; low-down; lumpen; malodorous; mangy; mean; measly; mephitic; miasmal; miasmic; miserable; monstrous; nasty; naughty; nauseating; nauseous; nefarious; noisome; not done; not the thing; notorious; noxious; objectionable; obnoxious; obscene; odious; off-base; off-color; offensive; out-of-line; outrageous; paltry; peccant; petty; pitiable; pitiful; poky; poor; rank; rebarbative; regrettable; repellent; reprehensible; reprobate; reptilian; repugnant; repulsive; revolting; rotten; sacrilegious; sad; scabby; scandalous; schlock; scrubby; scruffy; scummy; scurvy; shabby; shameful; shameless; shocking; shoddy; sickening; sinful; small; sordid; squalid; stinking; terrible; too bad; unclean; undue; unfit; unfitting; unforgivable; unlawful; unmentionable; unpardonable; unpleasant; unrighteous; unseemly; unspeakable; unsuitable; unworthy; vicious; vile; villainous; wicked; woeful; worst; worthless; wretched; wrong; wrongful

Etymology

From Middle English, from Old French abominable, from Latin abōminābilis (deserving abhorrence), from abōminor (abhor, deprecate as an ill omen), from ab (from, away from) + ōminor (forebode, predict, presage), from ōmen (sign, token, omen).

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Notes

  • Nouns to which "abominable" is often applied: man, woman, crime, act, deed, sin, vice, character, place, mystery, treatment, church.

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French

Etymology

From Latin abōminābilis (abominable, detestable).

Pronunciation

Adjective

Abominable (epicene, plural Abominables)

  1. Absolutely loathsome; abominable.
  2. Exceedingly bad or ugly; abominable.

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Spanish

Adjective

  1. abominable

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