- 1Very unpleasantly or unfairly: he had treated her abominablyMore example sentences
reprehensibly, badly, dreadfully, appallingly, brutally, abysmally, nauseatingly, horridly, nastily; atrociously, horrifyingly, execrably, foully, vilely, wretchedly, miserably, horribly, awfully; disagreeably, unpleasantly, distastefully; hatefully, loathsomely, detestably, odiously; despicably, contemptibly, damnably, diabolically, disgustingly, revoltingly, repellently, repulsively, repugnantly, abhorrently• informal terribly, shockingly
- 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 earlyMore example sentences
- 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.