Definition of Abominable

1. Adjective. Unequivocally detestable. "Consequences odious to those you govern"

Exact synonyms: Detestable, Execrable, Odious
Similar to: Hateful
Derivative terms: Abominate, Odiousness, Odium



2. Adjective. Exceptionally bad or displeasing. "An unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
Exact synonyms: Atrocious, Awful, Dreadful, Painful, Terrible, Unspeakable
Similar to: Bad
Derivative terms: Awfulness, Dreadfulness, Terribleness

Definition of Abominable

1. a. Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable.

Definition of Abominable

1. Adjective. Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Excessive; large; -- used as an intensive. ¹

3. Adjective. Very bad or inferior. ¹

4. Adjective. Disagreeable or unpleasant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abominable

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Abominable

abolitionizing
abolitions
abolla
abollae
abollas
aboma
abomas
abomasa
abomasal
abomasi
abomasitis
abomasum
abomasums
abomasus
abomasuses
abominable (current term)
abominable-snowman
abominable snowman
abominable snowmen
abominableness
abominably
abominacioun
abominaciouns
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abominates
abominating
abominatio
abomination
abominationly

Literary usage of Abominable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"The abominable thing excites aversion ; the DETESTABLE thing, hatred and revulsion ; the EXECRABLE thing, indignation and horror. ..."

2. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior Including by Isabella Lucy Bird (1888)
"abominable Weather—Insect Pests—Absence of Foreign Trade—A Refractory River—Progress—The Japanese ... I never experienced a week of more abominable weather. ..."

3. Sermons by Edward Dorr Griffin, William Buell Sprague (1839)
"THE abominable NATURE OF SIN. JEB. xuv. 4, Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, riling early ad sending then, saying, ..."

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