execrable


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ex·e·cra·ble

 (ĕk′sĭ-krə-bəl)
adj.
1. Deserving of execration; hateful.
2. Extremely inferior; very bad: an execrable meal.

[Middle English, from Latin execrābilis, from execrārī, exsecrārī, to execrate; see execrate.]

ex′e·cra·ble·ness n.
ex′e·cra·bly adv.

execrable

(ˈɛksɪkrəbəl)
adj
1. deserving to be execrated; abhorrent
2. of very poor quality: an execrable meal.
[C14: from Latin exsecrābilis, from exsecrārī to execrate]
ˈexecrableness n
ˈexecrably adv

ex•e•cra•ble

(ˈɛk sɪ krə bəl)

adj.
1. utterly detestable; abominable; abhorrent.
2. very bad: an execrable stage performance.
[1480–90; Middle English < Latin ex(s)ecrābilis accursed, detestable. See execrate, -able]
ex′e•cra•ble•ness, n.
ex′e•cra•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.execrable - of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"
inferior - of low or inferior quality
2.execrable - unequivocally detestableexecrable - 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
3.execrable - deserving a curse; "her damnable pride"
cursed, curst - deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier; "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed"; "cursed with four daughter"; "not a cursed drop"; "his cursed stupidity"; "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"

execrable

execrable

adjective
So annoying or detestable as to deserve condemnation:
Informal: blamed, damned.
Chiefly British: blooming, ruddy.
Translations

execrable

[ˈeksɪkrəbl] ADJ (frm) → execrable (frm), abominable (frm)

execrable

[ˈɛksɪkrəbəl] adj (= deplorable) → exécrable

execrable

adj, execrably

execrable

[ˈɛksɪkrəbl] adj (frm) (gen) → pessimo/a; (manners) → esecrabile
References in classic literature ?
The Grève had then that sinister aspect which it preserves to-day from the execrable ideas which it awakens, and from the sombre town hall of Dominique Bocador, which has replaced the Pillared House.
A band of Indians had trailed me and had me nearly surrounded; the shot had been fired with an execrable aim by a fellow who had caught sight of me from the hillside above.
A God's mask have ye hung in front of you, ye "pure ones": into a God's mask hath your execrable coiling snake crawled.
consider that a few weeks will at once put an end to every flattering Hope that you may now entertain, by uniting the unfortunate Victim of her father's Cruelty to the execrable and detested Graham.
Broad-brimmed white hats and Panamas, blue-cotton trousers, light-colored stockings, cambric frills, were all here displayed; while upon shirt-fronts, wristbands, and neckties, upon every finger, even upon the very ears, they wore an assortment of rings, shirt-pins, brooches, and trinkets, of which the value only equaled the execrable taste.
It was great blasphemy, when the devil said, I will ascend, and be like the highest; but it is greater blasphemy, to personate God, and bring him in saying, I will descend, and be like the prince of darkness; and what is it better, to make the cause of religion to descend, to the cruel and execrable actions of murthering princes, butchery of people, and subversion of states and governments?
He thanked Jones for offering to undertake the office, and said, "Go, go, prithee, try what canst do;" and then swore many execrable oaths that he would turn her out of doors unless she consented to the match.
That upon a quarrel among us, I was set on shore on this coast, where I walked forward, without knowing whither, till he delivered me from the persecution of those execrable YAHOOS.
The conversation had been carried on in execrable French.
Now, in times past all went wrong with me, and every month found a fresh hole in my cassock and in my skin, a gold crown less in my poor purse; of that execrable time of small beer and see-saw, I regret absolutely nothing, nothing, nothing save our friendship; for within me I have a heart, and it is a miracle that heart has not been dried up by the wind of poverty which passed through the holes of my cloak, or pierced by the swords of all shapes which passed through the holes in my poor flesh.
Our hotel sits at the water's edge--at least its front garden does--and we walk among the shrubbery and smoke at twilight; we look afar off at Switzerland and the Alps, and feel an indolent willingness to look no closer; we go down the steps and swim in the lake; we take a shapely little boat and sail abroad among the reflections of the stars; lie on the thwarts and listen to the distant laughter, the singing, the soft melody of flutes and guitars that comes floating across the water from pleasuring gondolas; we close the evening with exasperating billiards on one of those same old execrable tables.
Philip had found nothing wrong with the food at all, and in fact had eaten it in large quantities with appetite and enjoyment, but he did not want to show himself a person of so little discrimination as to think a dinner good which another thought execrable.