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abominate

[uh-bom-uh-neyt] /əˈbɒm əˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), abominated, abominating.
1.
to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor.
2.
to dislike strongly.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin abōminātus loathed, past participle of abōminārī. See abominable, -ate1
Related forms
abominator, noun
self-abominating, adjective
Synonyms
1. loathe, execrate. See hate.
Antonyms
1. like, love.
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British Dictionary definitions for abominate

abominate

/əˈbɒmɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to dislike intensely; loathe; detest
Derived Forms
abominator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from the past participle of Latin abōminārī to regard as an ill omen, from ab- away from + ōmin-, from omen
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Word Origin and History for abominate
v.

1640s, back-formation from abomination or from Latin abominatus, past participle of abominari (see abomination). Related: Abominated; abominating.

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