abominable abominable  /ə ˈbɑ mə nə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) unequivocally detestable
  2. (adj) exceptionally bad or displeasing

Usage(s):

  1. Thundered the Archbishop of Lyon: "This abominable dance kills virtue, and gives rein to every appetite."
  2. Another goal: nosing completion rates up from their current, abominable level: just 31% of community college students who seek a degree actually get one within six years.
  3. I have never heard such dreadful, horrible, blasphemous and abominable stuff as that which has been produced by the man who describes himself to you as the greatest living poet.

News

  1. Forget privacy. What about design principles?

    NSA taken to task for abominable PowerPoint slides.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Federal Computer Week

  2. Richard Ramirez, "Night Stalker" Murderer, Dies on Death Row

    Richard Ramirez, one of the most infamous convicted murderers in California history whose serial crimes were described as both abominable and cruel, died this morning while on death row. He was ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: SF Weekly Blogs

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Quotes

  1. "I think it's bubbled up to the surface because of a belief among many white people, not just in the South but around the country, that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country," Carter said. "It's an abominable...
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Jimmy Carter Source: News24

  2. "When we Europeans were faced with the worst atrocities of the 20th century, two abominable wars, your parents came to help us," Sarkozy said a meeting of the French-American Business Council. "I am here to tell you that the French people...
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Forbes

  3. This came as the Pope today denounced the murder of the three security force members as "abominable acts of terrorism".
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Independent

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