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execrative

[ ek-si-krey-tiv, -kruh- ]
/ ˈɛk sɪˌkreɪ tɪv, -krə- /
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adjective
pertaining to or characterized by execration.
prone to execrate.
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Origin of execrative

First recorded in 1820–30; execrate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM execrative

ex·e·cra·tive·ly, adverb
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