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execrable

[ek-si-kruh-buh l] /ˈɛk sɪ krə bəl/
adjective
1.
utterly detestable; abominable; abhorrent.
2.
very bad:
an execrable stage performance.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400 for earlier sense “expressing a curse”; 1480-90 for def 1; Middle English < Latin ex(s)ecrābilis accursed, detestable. See execrate, -able
Related forms
execrableness, noun
execrably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for execrably

execrable

/ˈɛksɪkrəbəl/
adjective
1.
deserving to be execrated; abhorrent
2.
of very poor quality: an execrable meal
Derived Forms
execrableness, noun
execrably, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin exsecrābilis, from exsecrārī to execrate
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Word Origin and History for execrably

execrable

adj.

late 14c., from Old French execrable, from Latin execrabilis/exsecrabilis "execrable, accursed," from execrari/exsecrari (see execrate). Related: Execrably.

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