Definition of execrable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeksəkrəb(ə)l/


Extremely bad or unpleasant: execrable cheap wine
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  • Needless to say, one critic called the show ‘the most disgusting and execrable series ever to ooze its way onto television.’
  • This week alone I've come across four sensationally good bottles which show up the execrable wines for what they are.
  • And the execrable theme-song has been revamped from its elevator-metal original version to a new Love Boat stylee quasi-orchestral rendition.
appalling, atrocious, lamentable, egregious, awful, dreadful, terrible;
disgusting, deplorable, disgraceful, frightful, reprehensible, abhorrent, loathsome, odious, hateful, vile, abysmal
informal godawful, rotten, lousy



Pronunciation: /ˈeksəkrəblē/
Example sentences
  • I won't give any dosh to these blasted strikers, because, as far as I can see, they are being execrably led, haven't had a proper ballot and are plainly trying to bring down the elected government of the country.
  • That isn't to say that if someone writes execrably, that I have the time to read them.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'expressing or involving a curse'): via Old French from Latin execrabilis, from exsecrari 'to curse' (see execrate).

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Syllabification: ex·e·cra·ble

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