abominate

  • 1 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

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

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

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  • 4 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 …

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

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  • 6 abominate — ► VERB formal ▪ detest …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 abominate — 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… …

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  • 9 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. ([ …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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 • …

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  • 12 abominate — abominator, n. /euh bom euh nayt /, v.t., abominated, abominating. 1. to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor. 2. to dislike strongly. [1840 50; < L abominatus loathed, ptp. of abominari. See ABOMINABLE, ATE1] Syn. 1. loathe, execrate …

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  • 13 abominate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. abhor, despise, loathe; see hate 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. loathe, despise, hate. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To regard with extreme dislike and hostility: abhor, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe. See… …

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  • 14 abominate — a|bom|i|nate [əˈbɔmıneıt US əˈba: ] v [T not in progressive] formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of abominari; ABOMINABLE] to hate something very much …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 abominate — a|bom|i|nate [ ə bamı,neıt ] verb transitive FORMAL to hate something because you think it is extremely offensive, unpleasant, or wrong: HATE …

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  • 16 abominate — a bom·i·nate || neɪt v. loathe intensely, detest, hate …

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  • 17 abominate — [ə bɒmɪneɪt] verb formal regard with hatred or disgust. Derivatives abominator noun …

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  • 18 abominate — v. a. Abhor, detest, execrate, hate, loathe, nauseate, shrink from, recoil from, revolt at, shudder at, view with horror …

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  • 19 abominate — verb (transitive not in progressive) formal to hate something very much; abhor …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 abominate — v abhor, loathe, execrate, despise, detest, hate, feel intense aversion toward, feel hostile toward, not be able to bear or abide; shudder at, shrink from, recoil from, blench from; feel repugnance toward, feel disgust toward, feel distaste for;… …

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