Thesaurus

abominate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of abominate

  1. to dislike strongly we abominate jokes that make fun of people who have mental or physical disabilities Synonyms of abominate abhor, hate, despise, detest, execrate, loatheWords Related to abominate deplore, deprecate, disapprove (of), discountenance, disdain, disfavor, scornNear Antonyms of abominate desire, fancy, favor, like, prefer; enjoy, relish; admire, adore, approve (of), esteem, hallow, idolize, revere, venerate, worship; cherish, prize, treasureAntonyms of abominate love

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up abominate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of very fine texture or delicate form

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!