- 1Feel or express great loathing for: they were execrated as dangerous and corruptMore example sentences
- George is certainly mocked, but he is not execrated as a vile foreigner and un-British despot, as he had been by satirists and cartoonists in the 1760s and 1770s, when he was widely despised.
- Those who murdered tourists in Egypt were widely execrated and not just because they threatened to ruin the tourist industry.
- There, Alexander is to be execrated because he conquered foreign peoples and overthrew an ancient empire.
- 1.1 [no object] • archaic Curse; swear.More example sentences
- She execrated, her expression wild and vengeful.
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- Almost irrespective of what she does with them, the advantages that have been won from the green-field territories of 200 years ago make America an object of envy but also execration.
- It received a near universal execration in every newspaper.
- Thus religious and political extremism are laid symbolically side by side for our execration.
mid 16th century: from Latin exsecrat- 'cursed', from the verb exsecrari, based on sacrare 'dedicate' (from sacer 'sacred').