causing moral revulsion:the uprising was suppressed with abominable cruelty
very bad; terrible:what an abominable mess!
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
abominable in other Oxford dictionaries
Definition of abominable in the US English dictionary