- repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome: an abominable crime.
- very unpleasant; disagreeable: The weather was abominable last week.
- very bad, poor, or inferior: They have abominable taste in clothes.
Origin of abominable
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Examples from the Web for abominable
What kind of abominable killjoy would be against loving presents and cookies?Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians)
November 14, 2014
Abominable acts of violence have become common enough in Mexico that the public has built up a tolerance for such news.Anatomy of a Mexican Student Massacre
October 8, 2014
Friends, people close to him, his lawyers, have advised him to protect himself, to not watch this abominable film.We Watch the DSK Sex Romp So You Don’t Have To
May 20, 2014
Caro, who portrays LBJ at times as an abominable monster, capable of just about anything, was horrified.The Perils of Biography in the Bradlee-Himmelman Storm
May 20, 2012
It is abominable, and it frees us from the promises we made.
But it was of no use, and all this abominable work must be done over again.
Is it not abominable, the way these schools of St. Cyr and the Paris military are run?The Boy Life of Napoleon
This kind of petty bribery is, of course, abominable, and should never be countenanced.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
Owing to the time of the year and to the abominable weather there were hardly any passengers.The Secret Agent
- offensive; loathsome; detestable
- informal very bad, unpleasant, or inferiorabominable weather; abominable workmanship
Word Origin and History for abominable
mid-14c., from Old French abominable (12c.) and directly from Late Latin abominabilis "deserving abhorrence," from stem of Latin abominari "deplore as an evil omen" (see abomination). Sometimes misdivided in earlier centuries as a bominable. Also often abhominable 14c.-17c. Related: Abominably.