abominable


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a·bom·i·na·ble

 (ə-bŏm′ə-nə-bəl)
adj.
1. Unequivocally detestable; loathsome: abominable treatment of prisoners.
2. Thoroughly unpleasant or disagreeable: abominable weather.

[Middle English abhominable, from Old French, from Latin abōminābilis, from abōminārī, to abhor; see abominate.]

a·bom′i·na·bly adv.

abominable

(əˈbɒmɪnəbəl)
adj
1. offensive; loathsome; detestable
2. informal very bad, unpleasant, or inferior: abominable weather; abominable workmanship.
[C14: from Latin abōminābilis, from abōminārī to abominate]
aˈbominably adv

a•bom•i•na•ble

(əˈbɒm ə nə bəl)

adj.
1. repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome.
2. very unpleasant; disagreeable: abominable weather.
3. very bad; poor in quality; inferior: abominable taste in clothes.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin abōminābilis=abōminā(rī) to pray to avert an eventuality, despise as a bad omen, abhor (see ab-, omen) + -bilis -ble]
a•bom′i•na•ble•ness, n.
a•bom′i•na•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.abominable - unequivocally detestableabominable - unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke
hateful - evoking or deserving hatred; "no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly
2.abominable - exceptionally bad or displeasingabominable - exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"

abominable

abominable

adjective
Translations
كَرِيه، بَغِيض
hnusnýodporný
förtelmesgyűlöletesundorítóutálatos
abominabile
viîbjóîslegur
pasibaisėtinaisiaubingas
riebīgs

abominable

[əˈbɒmɪnəbl]
A. ADJabominable, detestable; [taste, workmanship] → detestable, pésimo
B. CPD the abominable snowman Nel abominable hombre de las nieves

abominable

[əˈbɒmɪnəbəl] adj (= dreadful) [crime, treatment, behaviour] → abominable; [weather] → abominableabominable snowman n
the abominable snowman → l'abominable homme m des neiges

abominable

adjgrässlich, abscheulich; spellinggrässlich, entsetzlich; abominable snowmanSchneemensch m

abominable

[əˈbɒmɪnəbl] adj (detestable) → abominevole; (unpleasant) → pessimo/a, orrendo/a, orribile

abominable

(əˈbominəbl) adjective
very bad; terrible. What abominable weather!
aˈbominably adverb
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