Complete Definition of "abominable"

English

Etymology
F. abominable#French|abominable, from L. abominalis, abÅminÄrÄ«. See abominate.

Pronunciation
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Adjective
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  1. Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable.
  2. obsolete Excessive; large; -- used as an intensive.

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

  1. Very bad or inferior.

Derived terms
abominable snowman
abominableness
abominably

Translations

Dutch: abominabel, afstotelijk
French: abominable
German: verabscheuungswürdig
Interlingua: abominabile
Italian: abominabile
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Latin: abominabilis m, f, abominabile n
Portuguese: abominável
Spanish: abominable
Vietnamese: kinh tá»m,Äáng ghét

Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Vietnamese: ghê tá»m

References
R:Webster 1913|abominable

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