verb (used with object), a·bom·i·nat·ed, a·bom·i·nat·ing.

to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor.
to dislike strongly.

Origin of abominate

1840–50; < Latin abōminātus loathed, past participle of abōminārī. See abominable, -ate1
Related formsa·bom·i·na·tor, nounself-a·bom·i·nat·ing, adjective

Synonyms for abominate

1. loathe, execrate. See hate.

Antonyms for abominate

1. like, love.
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Related Words for abominate

despise, dislike, hate, abhor, loathe

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British Dictionary definitions for abominate



(tr) to dislike intensely; loathe; detest
Derived Formsabominator, noun

Word Origin for abominate

C17: from the past participle of Latin abōminārī to regard as an ill omen, from ab- away from + ōmin-, from omen
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Word Origin and History for abominate

1640s, back-formation from abomination or from Latin abominatus, past participle of abominari (see abomination). Related: Abominated; abominating.

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