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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abominable mean? 

ABOMINABLE (adjective)
  The adjective ABOMINABLE has 2 senses:

1. unequivocally detestable
2. exceptionally bad or displeasing

  Familiarity information: ABOMINABLE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ABOMINABLE (adjective)

Sense 1abominable [BACK TO TOP]


Unequivocally detestable


abominable; odious; detestable; execrable

Context examples:

abominable treatment of prisoners / detestable vices / execrable crimes / consequences odious to those you govern


hateful (evoking or deserving hatred)

Sense 2abominable [BACK TO TOP]


Exceptionally bad or displeasing


awful; abominable; unspeakable; terrible; dreadful; atrocious; painful

Context examples:

atrocious taste / abominable workmanship / an awful voice / dreadful manners / a painful performance / terrible handwriting / an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room


bad (having undesirable or negative qualities)

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