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Sunday, October 19, 2003

Definitions for execrable

  1. Deserving to be execrated; detestable; abominable.
  2. Extremely bad; of very poor quality; very inferior.

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Citations for execrable
His human-rights record was abysmal. His relations with Washington were adversarial. He rivaled Zimbabwe's execrable Robert Mugabe for the title "Africa's Saddam." James S. Robbins, National Review
For while agents and editors often misunderstand their market and sometimes reject good or even great works, they do prevent a vast quantity of truly execrable writing from being published. Laura Miller, Salon
Origin of execrable
Execrable derives from Latin exsecrabilis, execrabilis, from exsecrari, execrari, "to execrate, to curse," from ex-, "out of, away from, outside of" + sacer, "sacred."