- to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor.
- to dislike strongly.
Origin of abominate
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Examples from the Web for abominate
Historical Examples of abominate
I abominate the idea of frying eggs in water as the Americans do.The Book of Khalid
And, just between you and me, I will say that I abominate honesty in other people.The Love Affairs of an Old Maid
I thought you were beginning an Epic,—a thing I abominate of all others.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.
They're from Tomkins's, and we girls just abominate his things.Trent's Trust and Other Stories
I have no bowels for hypocrisy, and I abominate and detest kingship.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
- (tr) to dislike intensely; loathe; detest
Word Origin for abominate
1640s, back-formation from abomination or from Latin abominatus, past participle of abominari (see abomination). Related: Abominated; abominating.