Definition of abominate in English:

abominate

Line breaks: abom¦in|ate
Pronunciation: /əˈbɒmɪneɪt
 
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verb

[with object] formal
Detest; loathe: they abominated the very idea of monarchy
More 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.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin abominat- 'deprecated', from the verb abominari, from ab- 'away, from' + omen, omin- 'omen'.

Derivatives

abominator

noun
More example sentences
  • 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.

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