[ 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.


Origin of abominate

1840–50; < Latin abōminātus loathed, past participle of abōminārī. See abominable, -ate1

Related forms

a·bom·i·na·tor, nounself-a·bom·i·nat·ing, adjective
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/ (əˈbɒmɪˌneɪt) /


(tr) to dislike intensely; loathe; detest

Derived Forms

abominator, 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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