Examples of abominable in a Sentence
It was an abominable crime.
your table manners are abominable!
Recent Examples of abominable from the Web
His conduct toward women during and since his campaign has been abominable, whether directed at Hillary Clinton or a former beauty queen or a female talk-show host or, on Bastille Day, the wife of the president of France.
Unlike the abominable 1995 Andrew Davies extravaganza, the 1980s adaptation retains the subtlety of Austen’s satire as well as Austen’s brilliant language.
Somewhat offsetting this for the wealthier residents of those states, admittedly, is the (again, abominable) deduction for state and local taxes.
The video shows how the pilot program works: With a pet yeti — a Tibetan term for an abominable snowman — your valuables are always protected.
A Florida police department has released a tongue-in-cheek public service announcement to deter thieves: Lock your doors and take your valuables out of your car, because there aren’t enough yetis in the world to serve as guard-abominable snowmen.
With both sides convinced that the very future of the republic, nay, the human race, was at stake, otherwise decent people excused and even engaged in abominable behavior.
Qatar is the number-one producer of CO2 per capita, and the country's civil rights record is about as abominable as, well, most of their neighbors.
The old abominable snowman from the Matterhorn Bobsled roller coaster makes an appearance in a clever nod to Disney history.
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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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
ABOMINABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of abominable for Students
1 : deserving or causing disgust abominable treatment of animals
2 : very disagreeable or unpleasant an abominable odor
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