Verb abominate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


abominate (third-person singular simple present abominates, present participle abominating, simple past and past participle abominated)

  1. (transitive) To feel disgust towards; to abhor; to loathe or detest thoroughly; to hate in the highest degree, as if with religious dread. [3]
  2. (transitive, colloquial) To dislike strongly. [3]

More definition: regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor. dislike strongly.

1. (transitive) to dislike intensely; loathe; detest Derived Formsabominator, noun Word OriginC17, from the past participle of Latin abōminārī to regard as an ill omen, from ab- away from + ōmin-, from omenCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1640s, back-formation from abomination or from Latin abominatus, past participle of abominari (see abomination). Related, Abominated; abominating.


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