abominate

[ uh-bom-uh-neyt ]
/ əˈbɒm əˌneɪt /

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.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. abomasum,
  2. abomasus,
  3. abomey,
  4. abominable,
  5. abominable snowman,
  6. abomination,
  7. abondance,
  8. aboon,
  9. aborad,
  10. aboral

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

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British Dictionary definitions for abominate

abominate

/ (əˈbɒmɪˌneɪt) /

verb

(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

abominate

v.

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

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