Synonyms and Antonyms of execrate

  1. 1 to declare to be morally wrong or evil <leaders from around the world execrated the terrorists responsible for the bomb blast> Synonyms anathematize, censure, damn, decry, denounce, condemn, reprehend, reprobateRelated Words attack, blame, blast, criticize, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, slam; belittle, deprecate, disparage; doom, sentence; convict; blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; castigate, chastise, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; admonish, chide, reprove; berate, lambaste (or lambast), rake, scold, upbraid, vituperate; curse, imprecate; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe, revileNear Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; eulogize, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, praise; acclaim, applaud, commend, hail, salute, tout; consecrate, hallow, sanctify; honor, revere, venerateAntonyms bless

  2. 2 to dislike strongly <execrates without apology anyone who would physically abuse children or animals> Synonyms abhor, abominate, despise, detest, hate, loatheRelated Words deplore, deprecate, disapprove (of), discountenance, disdain, disfavor, scornNear Antonyms desire, fancy, favor, like, prefer; enjoy, relish; admire, adore, approve (of), esteem, hallow, idolize, revere, venerate, worship; cherish, prize, treasureAntonyms love

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to strike by flicking the finger outward

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