To execrate is to detest, or to express great hatred.verb
If you deeply dislike your boss and you curse and swear at him, this is an example of a time when you execrate.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to call down evil upon; curse
- to speak abusively or contemptuously of; denounce scathingly
- to loathe; detest; abhor
Origin: < L execratus, pp. of execrare, to curse < ex-, out + sacrare, to consecrate < sacer, sacred
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transitive verb ex·e·crat·ed, ex·e·crat·ing, ex·e·crates
- To declare to be hateful or abhorrent; denounce.
- To feel loathing for; abhor.
- Archaic To invoke a curse on.
Origin: Latin execrārī, execrāt- : ex-, ex- + sacrāre, to consecrate (from sacer, sacred; see sak- in Indo-European roots).
- exˈe·craˌtive, exˈe·cra·toˌry adjective
- exˈe·craˌtor noun