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 ?
He who can peruse it without a tearful eye, a heaving breast, an afflicted spirit,-- without being filled with an unutterable abhorrence of slavery and all its abettors, and animated with a determination to seek the immediate overthrow of that execrable system,--without trembling for the fate of this country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save,--must have a flinty heart, and be qualified to act the part of a trafficker "in slaves and the souls of men.
But when at last, he caught her; when, in spite of all her silken rustlings, and her rapid flutterings past him, he got her into a corner whence there was no escape; then his conduct was the most execrable.
Whence and what art thou, execrable shape, That dar'st, though grim and terrible, advance Thy miscreated Front athwart my way To yonder Gates?
It would be an execrable joke; therefore I have no intention of regarding it as one.
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.
Peste, I will do nothing of the kind; the moment they come from government you would find them execrable.
It would grieve us to the heart, if you and your nine and forty brave companions should be eaten up, at fifty mouthfuls, by this execrable dragon.
One of these gentlemen presently discerned me to be an Englishman--no doubt from the fashion in which I addressed the waiter; for I would persist in speaking French in my execrable South-of-England style, though the man understood English.
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.
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.
She is an artist,--outside of her painting, which obviously is execrable.