Execrated
Execrate Ex"e*crate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Execrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Execrating}.] [L. execratus, exsecratus, p. p. of execrare, exsecrare, to execrate; ex out + sacer holy, sacred. See {Sacred}.] To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil upon; to curse; to protest against as unholy or detestable; hence, to detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate. ``They . . . execrate their lct.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

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  • execrated — ex·e·crate || eksɪkreɪt v. hate, despise; curse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • execrate — execrator, n. /ek si krayt /, v., execrated, execrating. v.t. 1. to detest utterly; abhor; abominate. 2. to curse; imprecate evil upon; damn; denounce: He execrated all who opposed him. v.i. 3. to utter curses. [1555 65; < L ex(s)ecratus (ptp. of …   Universalium

  • execrate — execrate, curse, damn, anathematize, objurgate are comparable when meaning to denounce violently and indignantly. Execrate implies intense loathing or hatred and, usually, a fury of passion {they execrate . . . their lot Cowper} {execrated the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Execrable — Ex e*cra*ble, a. [L. execrabilis, exsecrabilis: cf. F. ex[ e]crable. See {Execrate}.] Deserving to be execrated; accursed; damnable; detestable; abominable; as, an execrable wretch. Execrable pride. Hooker. {Ex e*cra*ble*ness}, n. {Ex e*cra*bly} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Execrableness — Execrable Ex e*cra*ble, a. [L. execrabilis, exsecrabilis: cf. F. ex[ e]crable. See {Execrate}.] Deserving to be execrated; accursed; damnable; detestable; abominable; as, an execrable wretch. Execrable pride. Hooker. {Ex e*cra*ble*ness}, n. {Ex… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Execrably — Execrable Ex e*cra*ble, a. [L. execrabilis, exsecrabilis: cf. F. ex[ e]crable. See {Execrate}.] Deserving to be execrated; accursed; damnable; detestable; abominable; as, an execrable wretch. Execrable pride. Hooker. {Ex e*cra*ble*ness}, n. {Ex… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Execrate — Ex e*crate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Execrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Execrating}.] [L. execratus, exsecratus, p. p. of execrare, exsecrare, to execrate; ex out + sacer holy, sacred. See {Sacred}.] To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil upon; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Execrating — Execrate Ex e*crate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Execrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Execrating}.] [L. execratus, exsecratus, p. p. of execrare, exsecrare, to execrate; ex out + sacer holy, sacred. See {Sacred}.] To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Execration — Ex e*cra tion, n. [L. execratio, exsecratio: cf. F. ex[ e]cration.] 1. The act of cursing; a curse dictated by violent feelings of hatred; imprecation; utter detestation expressed. [1913 Webster] Cease, gentle, queen, these execrations. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inexecrable — In*ex e*cra*ble, a. That can not be execrated enough. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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