execrate

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 execrate — index blame, castigate, censure, condemn (blame), contemn, denounce (condemn), proscribe ( …

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  • 4 execrate — 1560s, from L. execratus/exsecratus, pp. of execrari/exsecrari to curse, utter a curse; hate, abhor, from ex (see EX (Cf. ex )) + sacrare to devote to (see SACRED (Cf. sacred)). Hence, to devote off or away; to curse. Related: Execrated …

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  • 5 execrate — [v] hate abhor, abominate, accurse, anathematize, censure, condemn, curse, damn, denounce, deplore, despise, detest, excoriate, imprecate, loathe, objurgate, reprehend, reprobate, reprove, revile, vilify; concept 29 Ant. like, love …

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  • 6 execrate — ► VERB 1) feel or express great loathing for. 2) archaic curse; swear. DERIVATIVES execration noun. ORIGIN Latin exsecrari curse …

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  • 7 execrate — [ek′si krāt΄] vt. execrated, execrating [< L execratus, pp. of execrare, to curse < ex , out + sacrare, to consecrate < sacer, SACRED] 1. to call down evil upon; curse 2. to speak abusively or contemptuously of; denounce scathingly 3. to …

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  • 8 execrate — transitive verb ( crated; crating) Etymology: Latin exsecratus, past participle of exsecrari to put under a curse, from ex + sacr , sacer sacred Date: 1531 1. to declare to be evil or detestable ; denounce 2. to detest utterly • execrative… …

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 execrate — verb a) To feel loathing for; abhor. b) To declare to be hateful or abhorrent; denounce …

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  • 11 execrate — Synonyms and related words: abhor, abominate, abuse, accurse, anathematize, ban, bark at, berate, betongue, blacken, blaspheme, blast, censure, condemn, confound, curse, curse and swear, cuss, damn, darn, denounce, detest, dysphemize,… …

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  • 12 execrate — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To curse] Syn. revile, accurse, denounce; see curse 2 . 2. [To detest] Syn. loathe, abhor, abominate; see hate 1 . See Synonym Study at curse . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To regard with extreme dislike and hostility:… …

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  • 13 execrate — ex|e|crate [ˈeksıkreıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: exsecratus, past participle of exsecrari, from sacer holy ] literary to express strong disapproval or hatred for someone or something …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 execrate — ex|e|crate [ eksə,kreıt ] verb transitive VERY FORMAL to criticize someone severely …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 execrate — ex·e·crate || eksɪkreɪt v. hate, despise; curse …

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  • 16 execrate — [ ɛksɪkreɪt] verb 1》 feel or express great loathing for. 2》 archaic curse; swear. Derivatives execration noun execrative adjective execratory adjective Origin C16 (earlier (ME) as execration): from L. exsecrat …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 execrate — v. a. 1. Curse, imprecate ill upon, call down curses on. 2. Abominate, detest, hate, abhor …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 execrate — verb (T) literary to express strong disapproval or hatred for someone or something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 execrate — v 1. abhor, abominate, loathe, despise, detest, hate; have an aversion to, feel hostility toward, be hostile to, not be able to bear or abide. 2. curse, Archaic. accurse, damn, swear at, anathematize, revile, imprecate, invoke evil upon,… …

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  • 20 execrate — ex·e·crate …

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