Definition of abominable
- the abominable treatment of the poor
- an abominable crime
- abominable weather
abominablyplay \-blē\ adverb
- being treated abominably
- abominably bad weather
It was an abominable crime.
your table manners are abominable!
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
abhorrent, appalling, awful, disgusting, distasteful, dreadful, evil, foul, fulsome, gross, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noxious, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, rancid, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, shocking, sickening, ugly;
acceptable, agreeable, alluring, appealing, attractive, blessed (also blest), desirable, enjoyable, felicitous, gratifying, heavenly, inviting, likable (or likeable), luscious, nice, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, welcome;
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