Abominable treatment of prisoners.
1. An example of abominable would be cruelty to animals.
2. Another example of abominable would be swimming in a freezing cold pool.
Origin of abominable
- Middle English abhominable from Old French from Latin abōminābilis from abōminārī to abhor abominate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).