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abominable

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Etymology

French abominable, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] abōminābilis. See abominate.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
abominable

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  1. Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable.
  2. (obsolete) Excessive; large; -- used as an intensive.
    Note: Juliana Berners ... informs us that in her time (15th century), "abomynable syght of monkes" was elegant English for "a large company of friars". - George Perkins Marsh
  3. Very bad or inferior.

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French

Adjective

abominable m. (f. abominablee, m. plural abominables, f. plural abominablees)

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