worth or causing abhorrence as something of wicked omen odious into the utmost level very hateful detestable loathsome execrable
- remarkably bad or displeasing
- unequivocally detestable
- worth, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the maximum level; extremely hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable.
- Excessive; huge; -- used as an intensive.
mid-14c., from Old French abominable (12c.) and directly from Late Latin abominabilis "deserving abhorrence," from stem of Latin abominari "deplore as an evil omen" (see abomination). Occasionally misdivided in earlier centuries as a bominable. In addition often abhominable 14c.-17c. Relevant: Abominably.
(a.) Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as something of bad omen; odious into the maximum level; really hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable.
- (a.) Excessive; huge; -- made use of as an intensive.
After dining and taking rather too much of the Hungarian wine, Nicholas-- having exchanged kisses with the landowner, with whom he was already on the friendliest terms--galloped back over abominable roads, in the brightest frame of mind, continually urging on the driver so as to be in time for the governor's party.