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Definition of the adjective abominate

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  1. [obsolete] Abominable; detested.

Definition of the verb abominate

What does abominate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: abominated | abominating | abominates

  1. find repugnant
    • examples: Sam cannot abominate Sue | They abominate moving | Sam and Sue abominate the movie
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • synonyms of abominate: abhor / execrate / loathe
    • more generic words: detest / hate = dislike intensely

Alternative definition of the verb abominate


  1. [transitive] To feel disgust towards; to abhor; to loathe or detest thoroughly; to hate in the highest degree, as if with religious dread.

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Google previewHow Outer Space Made America (2016)

Geography, Organization and the Cosmic Sublime by Daniel Sage

through acts of making it abominable: 'the abominate is a response to the sacred, its exhaustion, its ending '; (p111). The dead astronauts thus operate as a spectre within a progressive, messianic ...

Google previewMaster The Public Safety Dispatcher/911 Operator Exam (2009)

Targeted Test Prep to Jump-Start Your Career by Valerie L. Haynes, Arco, Peterson's

Abominate means to loathe or hate. If you think of other variations of the word, such as abominable, you might think of the abominable snowman, which you know to be a despicable monster. The word "hate" would be the only word to which ...

Google previewEgyptian Hieroglyphic to English Dictionary (2008)

by Charles E. Nichols

d those who are abominated truth everyone everyone, everybody good good, goodness É evil detest, abominate detest, abominate, abomination ...

Google previewThe Random House Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1995)

by Random House, Stephen Elliott

malice, ranoor 7 despise, disdain, disgust, not like 8 aversion, distaste, loathing , object to 9 abominate, animosity, antipathy, hostility, repulsion, revuislon 10 abhorrence. antag« onism, repugnance 11 abomination, detestation 12 dìsailection ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes ... (1845)

by John Platts

Abominate, [abominor, L.] to hate as sinful or vicious. Loathe, [lathian, S.] to feel disgust. We abhor cruelty and inhumanity ; hate pride and vice of all sorts ; halt: an oppressor ; detest treachery and injustice ; abominate impiety, profaneness, ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

loathe, detest, despise, abominate, hate, execrate, shrink, from, recoil from, avoid, shun, scorn, disdain, reject. abhorrent adj. detestable, horrible, despicable, ...

Google previewA Comprehensive Dictionary of English Synonymes (1842)

by William Carpenter

To Abominate — abhor, detest, loathe. To Abandon — forsake, desert, renounce ; relinquish, resign, give up, abdicate, quit, forego. Abandoned — profligate, corrupt, vitiated, depraved, reprobate, vicious, wicked. To Abash — confiase ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions (1891)

Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule

Abominate, v. a. Abhor, detest, execrate, hate, loathe, nauseate, ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

goon, henchman, killer, murderer, myrmidon hatchet- or ax-shaped: dolabriform hatching, keep eggs warm before: brood, incubate hatchway: doot, scuttle hate: abhor, abominate, animosity, animus, antagonism, aversion, condemn, despise, ...



ABOMINATE. ABDICATE, ab'di-kst, v.t. to renounce or give up (a high office). — n . Abdioa'tion. .... n. Abom'inableness. [See Abominate.] ABOMINATE, ab-om'in-at, v.t. to abhor: to detest extremely. [L. abominor, -atus — to turn from as of bad ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3O1M3I1N1A1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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