Sunday, August 15, 2004
abominate transitive verb [uh-BOM-uh-nayt] To hate in the highest degree; to detest intensely; to loathe; to abhor.
Definitions for abominate
- To hate in the highest degree; to detest intensely; to loathe; to abhor.
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Citations for abominate
I had no wish to study or learn anything, and as for Latin, I abominated it.
Sir Laurence, he said, smiling wanly, "I detest literature. I abominate the theatre. I have a horror of culture. I am only interested in magic!"
Origin of abominate
Abominate comes from Latin abominari, "to deprecate as a bad omen, to hate, to detest," from ab- + omen, "an omen."