Definitions for abominableəˈbɒm ə nə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bom•i•na•bleəˈbɒm ə nə bəl(adj.)

  1. repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome.

  2. very unpleasant; disagreeable:

    abominable weather.

  3. very bad; poor in quality; inferior:

    abominable taste in clothes.

Origin of abominable:

1325–75; ME < L abōminābilis=abōminā(rī) to pray to avert an eventuality, despise as a bad omen, abhor (see ab -, omen ) +-bilis -ble


Princeton's WordNet

  1. abominable, detestable, execrable, odious(adj)

    unequivocally detestable

    "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke

  2. atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable(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"


  1. abominable(Adjective)

    Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable.

  2. abominable(Adjective)

    Excessive; large; -- used as an intensive.

    Note: ... informs us that in her time (15th century), "abomynable syght of monkes" was elegant English for "a large company of friars". -

  3. abominable(Adjective)

    Very bad or inferior.

  4. abominable(Adjective)

    Disagreeable or unpleasant.

  5. Origin: * First attested in 1340.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abominable(adj)

    worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable

  2. Abominable(adj)

    excessive; large; -- used as an intensive


  1. Abominable

    Abominable is a 2006 horror film, directed and written by Ryan Schifrin. The film stars Matt McCoy, Jeffrey Combs, Lance Henriksen, Rex Linn, Dee Wallace, Phil Morris, Paul Gleason and Haley Joel. Despite the title, the antagonist of the film is the cryptid Bigfoot. The film premiered on April 10, 2006 in New York City. The music is scored by Lalo Schifrin, which patterned on Les Baxter's score to The Beast Within.

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very bad; terrible

What abominable weather!

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