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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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abominate

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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).

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; hate an oppressor; detest treachery and injustice; abominate impiety, profaneness, and ...

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 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 Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

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

Google previewA School Dictionary; Or, Entick's English Dictionary, (1821)

Abridged and Adapted to the Use of Schools; Containing Only the Roots of Words, and Those of Importance and Utility, and Omitting Derivative, Obsolete, Vulgar and Unusual Words by John Entick

odiously Abominate (a bom-in-ate), ...

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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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