abominable

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adjective abom·i·na·ble \ə-ˈbäm-nə-bəl, -ˈbä-mə-\

Definition of abominable

  1. 1 formal :  worthy of or causing disgust or hatred :  detestable the abominable treatment of the poor an abominable crime

  2. 2 :  very bad or unpleasant abominable weather

abominably

play \-blē\ adverb being treated abominably abominably bad weather

Examples of abominable in a Sentence

  1. It was an abominable crime.

  2. your table manners are abominable!

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Origin and Etymology of abominable

Middle English abhomynable, abomynable, borrowed from Anglo-French abhominable, abominable, borrowed from Late Latin abōminābilis, abhominābilis (spelling influenced by Latin ab homine “from the man”), from abōminārī “to detest, abominate” + -ābilis -able


ABOMINABLE Defined for Kids

abominable

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adjective abom·i·na·ble \ə-ˈbä-mə-nə-bəl\

Definition of abominable for Students

  1. 1 :  deserving or causing disgust abominable treatment of animals

  2. 2 :  very disagreeable or unpleasant an abominable odor

abominably

\-blē\ adverb


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