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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ABOM'INABLE, a. [See Abominate.]
1. Very hateful; detestable; lothesome.
2. This word is applicable to whatever is odious to the mind or offensive to the senses.
3. Unclean. Levit. vli.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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1: unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke [syn: abominable, detestable, execrable, odious]
2: 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" [syn: atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century 1. worthy of or causing disgust or hatred ; detestable <the abominable treatment of the poor> 2. quite disagreeable or unpleasant <abominable weather> abominably adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 detestable; loathsome; morally reprehensible. 2 colloq. very bad or unpleasant (abominable weather). Phrases and idioms: Abominable Snowman an unidentified manlike or bearlike animal said to exist in the Himalayas; a yeti. Derivatives: abominably adv. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L abominabilis f. abominari deprecate (as AB-, ominari f. OMEN)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Abominable 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Something that is abominable is very unpleasant or bad. The President described the killings as an abominable crime... ADJ abominably Chloe has behaved abominably... Wallis was often abominably rude. ADV: ADV after v, ADV -ed/adj

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Hateful, odious, detestable, horrid, horrible, execrable, nefarious, damnable, cursed, accursed, hellish. 2. Loathsome, loathly, offensive, obnoxious, foul, nauseous, nauseating, disgusting, sickening, repulsive, revolting, shocking. 3. Vile, wretched, sorry, scurvy, shabby, utterly bad.

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