- 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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Related Words for abominablyclumsily, awkwardly, poorly, carelessly, crudely, haphazardly, incompetently, ineffectively, negligently, stupidly, unfavorably, unfortunately, wrong, wrongly, weakly, abominably, defectively, erroneously, feebly, imperfectly
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Historical Examples of abominably
He became for a time the lover of Nana, but treated her so abominably that she left him.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
"He's abominably drunk," murmured she, with an air of disgust mingled with dread.L'Assommoir
"I hear that he was abominably rude to the Baron the other day," said Madame Sella.The Eternal City
Are you the brother of this liar and monster who has deceived me so abominably?The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The opinion that he treated her abominably was based on her frightened expression.Victory
- offensive; loathsome; detestable
- informal very bad, unpleasant, or inferiorabominable weather; abominable workmanship
Word Origin 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.