Definition of abominable in English:

abominable

Syllabification: a·bom·i·na·ble
Pronunciation: /əˈbäm(ə)nəbəl
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

abominably

adverb
More example sentences
  • She said: ‘We have a rail station at Malton that fails abominably.’
  • He said: ‘It was a very regrettable and something for which he wishes to apologise to the court and to the security staff who were treated abominably by him.’
  • The press has behaved so abominably towards Michael.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin abominabilis, from abominari (see abominate). The term was once widely believed to be from ab- 'away from' + Latin homine (from homo 'human being'), thus 'inhuman, beastly', and frequently spelled abhominable until the 17th century.

More definitions of abominable

Definition of abominable in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space