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Meaning of ABOMINABLE

Pronunciation:  u'bâmunubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
  2. [adj]  unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke
 

ABOMINABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: atrocious, awful, bad, detestable, dreadful, execrable, hateful, odious, painful, terrible, unspeakable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*bom"i*na*ble\, a. [F. abominable. L. abominalis.
See {Abominate}.]
1. Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil
   omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful;
   detestable; loathsome; execrable.

2. Excessive; large; -- used as an intensive. [Obs.]

Note: Juliana Berners . . . informs us that in her time [15th
      c.], ``abomynable syght of monkes'' was elegant English
      for ``a large company of friars.'' --G. P. Marsh.

 
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