to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor.
to dislike strongly.
- a·bom·i·na·tor, noun
- self-a·bom·i·nat·ing, adjective
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How to use abominate in a sentence
He professed both to abominate and despise all mystery, refinement, and intrigue, either in a prince or a minister.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
I don't believe in honeymoons and particularly I abominate the inhuman custom of giving wedding presents.Murder in Any Degree | Owen Johnson
I abominate those insolent Parisians, those chasers of kings.The Executioner's Knife | Eugne Sue
I rarely abominate anybody, and I think she knows that also.The Adventures of a Widow | Edgar Fawcett
I should hate and abominate you for ever and ever, even if you helped me into Paradise!The Black Douglas | S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for abominate
(tr) to dislike intensely; loathe; detest
- abominator, noun
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