- utterly detestable; abominable; abhorrent.
- very bad: an execrable stage performance.
Origin of execrable
Related Words for execrableabhorrent, abominable, accursed, atrocious, confounded, cursed, damnable, defective, deplorable, despicable, detestable, disgusting, foul, hateful, heinous, loathsome, low, monstrous, nauseous, obnoxious
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Contemporary Examples of execrable
Anything, for example, to take our minds off the execrable “dining experience.”Your iPod (Most Likely) Won’t Bring Down the Plane
October 31, 2013
So I'm not criticizing her, and I'm certainly not defending DW Griffith's execrable opinions.The Economic History of Stereotypes
June 3, 2013
Historical Examples of execrable
And he's likely to talk the most execrable slang, or to quote Browning.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Ah, I would willingly have killed that execrable Smith, for he was poisoning my life.My Double Life
Not a word of it seemed to be true, and the style in which it was written was execrable.Monday or Tuesday
Why should not they admit that little picture, although he himself thought it execrable?His Masterpiece
The host of the little inn had not exaggerated—the road was execrable.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
- deserving to be execrated; abhorrent
- of very poor qualityan execrable meal
Word Origin for execrable
Word Origin and History for execrable
late 14c., from Old French execrable, from Latin execrabilis/exsecrabilis "execrable, accursed," from execrari/exsecrari (see execrate). Related: Execrably.