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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contemplative of or relative to the past

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