Synonyms and Antonyms of execration
1 a prayer that harm will come to someone upon discovering that someone had stolen his golf bag, he let loose a volley of execrations Synonyms anathema, ban, curse, imprecation, malediction, malison, winze [Scottish]Related Words censure, condemnation, damnation, denunciation, excommunication; hex, hoodoo, jinx, mojo, spell, voodoo, whammy; poxNear Antonyms citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)Antonyms benediction, benison, blessing
2 a very strong dislike a cowardly betrayal that earned him the execration of all who had remained loyal to the cause Synonyms abhorrence, abomination, detestation, hate, hatred, loathingRelated Words cattiness, despite, despitefulness, hatefulness, invidiousness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, spite, spitefulness; aversion, disgust, distaste, horror, odium, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, contempt, disdain, enmity, grudge, hostility, jealousy, pique, resentment, scorn; bile, jaundice, rancor, spleen, venom, virulence, vitriolNear Antonyms appetite, inclination, liking; admiration, adoration, veneration, worship; acceptance, tolerance; passion, relish, tasteAntonyms affection, devotion, fondness, love
3 something or someone that is hated denounced as an abomination before God and man, the heretic would forever be an execration even amongst his own people Synonyms abhorrence, abomination, anathema, antipathy, aversion, bête noire, detestation, hateRelated Words dread, hang-up, horror, phobia; bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear; adversary, enemy; annoyance, grievance, hassle, nuisance, peeveNear Antonyms beloved, darling, dear, honey, sweetheart; delight, enjoyment, felicity, joy, pleasure; favorite, like, preference; treasureAntonyms love
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