Extremely bad or unpleasant: execrable cheap wine
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- Needless to say, one critic called the show ‘the most disgusting and execrable series ever to ooze its way onto television.’
- This week alone I've come across four sensationally good bottles which show up the execrable wines for what they are.
- And the execrable theme-song has been revamped from its elevator-metal original version to a new Love Boat stylee quasi-orchestral rendition.
appalling, awful, dreadful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, very bad, lamentable; disgusting, deplorable, disgraceful, reprehensible, shameful, abominable, abhorrent, loathsome, odious, heinous, hateful, detestable, despicable, foul, vile, scandalous, contemptible, repugnant, repellent, revolting, unspeakable, wretched
informal abysmal, diabolical, shocking, rotten, woeful, lousy, dire, the pits, God-awful, tenth-rate
British informal chronic, pants, a load of pants
late Middle English (in the sense 'expressing or involving a curse'): via Old French from Latin execrabilis, from exsecrari 'to curse' (see execrate).
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- I won't give any dosh to these blasted strikers, because, as far as I can see, they are being execrably led, haven't had a proper ballot and are plainly trying to bring down the elected government of the country.
- That isn't to say that if someone writes execrably, that I have the time to read them.