verb[with object] • formal
- Detest; loathe: they abominated the very idea of monarchyMore example sentences
- In fact, contact with many of them has taught me that it is possible to abominate the crime without always abominating the criminal.
- He abominates anarchism; he thinks it's chaotic, sloppy-minded, infantile, inadvertently authoritarian.
- Anthony abominates his fantasies, but again hears a subversive voice.
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- The extreme abominator was saying that he had a Lenin beard.
- There had to be a way to allow the two vile abominators and their marvelous cameras onto sacred ground.
- It must please the Lord to no end to watch one group of abominators take on another group of abominators.
mid 17th century: from Latin abominat- 'deprecated', from the verb abominari, from ab- 'away, from' + omen, omin- 'omen'.