execrably

execrable

[ek-si-kruh-buhl]
adjective
1.
utterly detestable; abominable; abhorrent.
2.
very bad: an execrable stage performance.

Origin:
1350–1400 for earlier sense “expressing a curse”; 1480–90 for def 1; Middle English < Latin ex(s)ecrābilis accursed, detestable. See execrate, -able

execrableness, noun
execrably, adverb
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execrable (ˈɛksɪkrəbəl)
 
adj
1.  deserving to be execrated; abhorrent
2.  of very poor quality: an execrable meal
 
[C14: from Latin exsecrābilis, from exsecrārī to execrate]
 
'execrableness
 
n
 
'execrably
 
adv

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execrable
late 14c., from L. execrabilis, from execrari (see execrate). Related: Execrably.
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