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abominate

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verb abom·i·nate \ə-ˈbä-mə-ˌnāt\

Simple Definition of abominate

  • : to feel great hatred for (someone or something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of abominate

abominated

abominating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to hate or loathe intensely :  abhor

abominator

play \-ˌnā-tər\ noun

Examples of abominate in a sentence

  1. a politician who is revered by his supporters and abominated by his enemies

  2. <we abominate jokes that make fun of people who have mental or physical disabilities>



Origin and Etymology of abominate

Latin abominatus, past participle of abominari, literally, to deprecate as an ill omen, from ab- + omin-, omen omen


First Known Use: 1597

Synonym Discussion of abominate

hate, detest, abhor, abominate, loathe mean to feel strong aversion or intense dislike for. hate implies an emotional aversion often coupled with enmity or malice <hated the enemy with a passion>. detest suggests violent antipathy <detests cowards>. abhor implies a deep often shuddering repugnance <a crime abhorred by all>. abominate suggests strong detestation and often moral condemnation <abominates all forms of violence>. loathe implies utter disgust and intolerance <loathed the mere sight of them>.


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