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
References in classic literature ?
Well, all I can make out is that everything is abominable, abominable, quite abominable
It is such an abominable trick to be ill here instead of at Bath that I can scarcely command myself at all.
Your grammar is excellent," Professor Hilton informed him, staring at him through heavy spectacles; "but you know nothing, positively nothing, in the other branches, and your United States history is abominable - there is no other word for it, abominable.
I say it only shows his foolish, impious pride, and abominable, devilish rebellion against the reverend clergy.
Such was my abominable luck in being born by the mere hair's breadth of twenty-five centuries too late into a world where kings have been growing scarce with scandalous rapidity, while the few who remain have adopted the uninteresting manners and customs of simple millionaires.
That's abominable of you, Socrates; you take the words in the sense which is most damaging to the argument.
The matches were of that abominable kind that light only on the box.
Can such abominable pride as his have ever done him good?
It is an abominable drink, unworthy of a man who quenches his thirst at the Hippocrene fountain -- is not it so you call your fountain, you poets?
To Philip her smile was an abominable leer, and the suggestive glitter of her eyes filled him with horror.
Bute called him a tipsy old wretch and bade him never show his face again in that house, or he should be transported like his abominable daughter.
I have myself (in spite of the bishops and the clergy) an unfeigned respect for the Church; but I am firmly persuaded, at the same time, that the devil remained in undisturbed possession of the Honourable John, and that the last abominable act in the life of that abominable man was (saving your presence) to take the clergyman in!