Definition of abominably in English:


Line breaks: abom¦in|ably
Pronunciation: /əˈbɒmnəbli


1Very unpleasantly or unfairly: he had treated her abominably
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  • 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.
1.1Very badly: his head hurt abominably [as submodifier]: restaurants with abominably bad service it is abominably rude of her to call so early
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  • Ambrose, thought I to myself, my devout Ambrose is either at church, or abominably lazy this morning.
  • Across the board, scientific knowledge in America is at an abominably low level.
  • I reserve the right to behave abominably on occasion.

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