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abominable

[uh-bom-uh-nuh-buh l] /əˈbɒm ə nə bəl/
adjective
1.
repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome:
an abominable crime.
2.
very unpleasant; disagreeable:
The weather was abominable last week.
3.
very bad, poor, or inferior:
They have abominable taste in clothes.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Latin abōminābilis, equivalent to abōminā() to pray to avert an eventuality, despise as a bad omen, abhor (see ab-, omen) + -bilis -ble
Related forms
abominableness, noun
abominably, adverb
superabominable, adjective
superabominableness, noun
superabominably, adverb
Synonyms
1. abhorrent, horrible, revolting, foul. 2. miserable.
Antonyms
1. likable, admirable. 2. delightful.
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British Dictionary definitions for super-abominable

abominable

/əˈbɒmɪnəbəl/
adjective
1.
offensive; loathsome; detestable
2.
(informal) very bad, unpleasant, or inferior abominable weather, abominable workmanship
Derived Forms
abominably, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin abōminābilis, from abōminārī to abominate
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Word Origin and History for super-abominable

abominable

adj.

mid-14c., from Old French abominable (12c.) and directly from Late Latin abominabilis "deserving abhorrence," from stem of Latin abominari "deplore as an evil omen" (see abomination). Sometimes misdivided in earlier centuries as a bominable. Also often abhominable 14c.-17c. Related: Abominably.

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