1. An example of abominable would be cruelty to animals.2. Another example of abominable would be swimming in a freezing cold pool.
- nasty and disgusting; vile; loathsome
- highly unpleasant; disagreeable; very bad: abominable taste
Origin of abominableMiddle English abhominable (sp. influenced, influence by folk etymology derived, derivative ; from Classical Latin ab homine, away from man, inhuman) ; from Old French abominable ; from Classical Latin abominabilis ; from abominari: see abominate
- Unequivocally detestable; loathsome: abominable treatment of prisoners.
- Thoroughly unpleasant or disagreeable: abominable weather.
Origin of abominableMiddle English abhominable, from Old French, from Latin ab&omacron;min&amacron;bilis, from ab&omacron;min&amacron;r&imacron;, to abhor; see abominate.
(comparative more abominable, superlative most abominable)
- Nouns to which "abominable" is often applied: man, woman, crime, act, deed, sin, vice, character, place, mystery, treatment, church.
From Middle English, from Old French abominable, from Late 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”).