Abominable meaning

ə-bŏmə-nə-bəl
Unequivocally detestable; loathsome.

Abominable treatment of prisoners.

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Highly unpleasant; disagreeable; very bad.

Abominable taste.

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Thoroughly unpleasant or disagreeable.

Abominable weather.

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Nasty and disgusting; vile; loathsome.
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The definition of abominable is awful, hated, really bad or unpleasant, or gross.

1. An example of abominable would be cruelty to animals.

2. Another example of abominable would be swimming in a freezing cold pool.

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Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable. [first attested around 1150 to 1350]
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Very bad or inferior.
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Disagreeable or unpleasant. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
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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”).

    From Wiktionary