execrate


ex·e·crate

verb \ˈek-sə-ˌkrāt\

: to dislike and criticize (someone or something) very strongly

ex·e·crat·edex·e·crat·ing

Full Definition of EXECRATE

transitive verb
1
:  to declare to be evil or detestable :  denounce
2
:  to detest utterly
ex·e·cra·tive \-ˌkrā-tiv\ adjective
ex·e·cra·tor \-ˌkrā-tər\ noun

Examples of EXECRATE

  1. She came to execrate the hypocritical values of her upper-class upbringing.
  2. <leaders from around the world execrated the terrorists responsible for the bomb blast>

Origin of EXECRATE

Latin exsecratus, past participle of exsecrari to put under a curse, from ex + sacr-, sacer sacred
First Known Use: 1531

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