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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Definitions for abominate

  1. To hate in the highest degree; to detest intensely; to loathe; to abhor.

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Citations for abominate
I had no wish to study or learn anything, and as for Latin, I abominated it. Charles Tyng, Before the Wind
Sir Laurence, he said, smiling wanly, "I detest literature. I abominate the theatre. I have a horror of culture. I am only interested in magic!" John Lahr (editor), The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan
Origin of abominate
1840-1850
Abominate comes from Latin abominari, "to deprecate as a bad omen, to hate, to detest," from ab- + omen, "an omen."