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Abominate

Abominate \A*bom"i*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abominated; p. pr. & vb. n. Abominating.] [L. abominatus, p. p. or abominari to deprecate as ominous, to abhor, to curse; ab + omen a foreboding. See Omen.] To turn from as ill-omened; to hate in the highest degree, as if with religious dread; loathe; as, to abominate all impiety.

Syn: To hate; abhor; loathe; detest. See Hate.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
abominate

1640s, back-formation from abomination or from Latin abominatus, past participle of abominari "shun as an ill omen" (see abomination). Related: Abominated; abominating.

Wiktionary
abominate
  1. (context rare English) abominable; detested. (First attested in the late 16th century.)(R:SOED5: page=6) v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To feel disgust towards; to abhor; to loathe or detest thoroughly; to hate in the highest degree, as if with religious dread. (First attested in the mid 17th century.) 2 (context transitive colloquial English) To dislike strongly. (First attested in the late 19th century.)

WordNet
abominate

v. find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats" [syn: abhor, loathe, execrate]

Usage examples of "abominate".

The land grubbers, as he knew only too well from past encounters, hated him nearly as much as they abominated the gobbes.

I abominate the rats, which you know nothing about, and which would certainly get into my bed.

Ah have heard of this abhorant practise that has come as a part of this mercenary age, and, suh, Ah abominate both it and the man who would be guilty of such an act!

You must understand that there is not just a single noxious Potaism, but innumerable rival sects of it, no one to be any more admired or abominated than another, and every one recognizing a different Holiest Lama at its head.

You must understand that there is not just a single noxious Potaism, but innumerable rival sects of it, no one to be any more admired or abominated than another, and every one recognizing a different Holiest Lama at its head.

Without concerning himself in the least with problems of sociology, Winton had by nature an open hand and heart for cottagers, and abominated interference with their lives.

His enemy was the world, the mass, which confounds us in a lump, which has breathed on her whom we have selected, whom we cannot, can never, rub quite clear of her contact with the abominated crowd.

Boers, who hated and traduced missionaries, loathed and abominated British rule and permanent officials, loved slavery and killed Kaffirs whenever they got the chance.

Nietzsche took pains to proclaim his Polish origin and abominated Germany, a country, according to him, of middle-class pedants.

He knew that the resolute soul abominated inactive people, so, under the contagious influence of dominant will-power, he began several new pieces.

He abominated revolutionists, with the instinctive fear of all the rich who have built up a fortune and remember their humble beginnings.

But, in fact, a thing had occurred to vex him more than a descent upon the pavement or damage to his waistcoat's whiteness: he abominated the thought of an altercation with a member of the mob.

Many of the kind have added their spot to the outcasts abominated for uncleanness--in holy unction.

  She abominated particularly the taps, and longed to be obliged in all weathers to go out to the well and wind up the bucket.

  She abominated also the dust-bin, for it was a pleasure to be compelled - so at least she thought it now - to walk down to the muck-heap and throw on it what the pig could not eat.