UK [əˈbɒmɪneɪt] / US [əˈbɑmɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "abominate":
present tense I/you/we/they abominate he/she/it abominates present participle abominating past tense abominated past participle abominated formal
to hate something because you think it is extremely offensive, unpleasant, or wrong

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abominate — index contemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • abominate — (v.) 1640s, back formation from abomination or from L. abominatus, pp. of abominari (see ABOMINATION (Cf. abomination)). Related: Abominated; abominating …   Etymology dictionary

  • abominate — loathe, detest, abhor, *hate Analogous words: *despise, contemn, scorn, disdain: *execrate, objurgate, curse, damn Antonyms: esteem: enjoy Contrasted words: admire, respect, regard (see under REGARD n): relish, *like, love, dote …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • abominate — [v] detest abhor, despise, dislike, hate, loathe; concept 29 …   New thesaurus

  • abominate — ► VERB formal ▪ detest …   English terms dictionary

  • abominate — [ə bäm′ə nāt΄] vt. abominated, abominating [< L abominatus, pp. of abominari, to regard as an ill omen: see AB & OMEN] 1. to feel hatred and disgust for; loathe 2. to dislike very much abominator n …   English World dictionary

  • abominate — verb To feel disgust towards; to abhor; to loathe or detest thoroughly; to hate in the highest degree, as if with religious dread. Much as I abominate writing, I would not give up Mr. Collinss correspondence for any consideration. ([ …   Wiktionary

  • abominate — verb, formal I truly abominate her use of coarse language Syn: detest, loathe, hate, abhor, despise, execrate, shudder at, recoil from, shrink from, be repelled by Ant: like, love …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • abominate — transitive verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin abominatus, past participle of abominari, literally, to deprecate as an ill omen, from ab + omin , omen omen Date: 1628 to hate or loathe intensely ; abhor Synonyms: see hate • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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