execrable

[ ek-si-kruh-buh l ]
/ ˈɛk sɪ krə bəl /

adjective

utterly detestable; abominable; abhorrent.
very bad: an execrable stage performance.

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Origin of execrable

1350–1400 for earlier sense “expressing a curse”; 1480–90 for def 1; Middle English < Latin ex(s)ecrābilis accursed, detestable. See execrate, -able

OTHER WORDS FROM execrable

ex·e·cra·ble·ness, nounex·e·cra·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for execrable

execrable
/ (ˈɛksɪkrəbəl) /

adjective

deserving to be execrated; abhorrent
of very poor qualityan execrable meal

Derived forms of execrable

execrableness, nounexecrably, adverb

Word Origin for execrable

C14: from Latin exsecrābilis, from exsecrārī to execrate
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