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Shakespeare often writes so ill that you hesitate to believe he could ever write supremely well; or, if this way of putting it seem indecorous and abominable, he very often writes so well that you are loth to believe he could ever have written thus extremely ill.
William Ernest Henley

Meaning of "abominable" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ABOMINABLE

From Latin abōminābilis, from abōminārī to abominate.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ABOMINABLE

abominable  [əˈbɒmɪnəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ABOMINABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Abominable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ABOMINABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Abominable

Abominable is a 2006 horror film, directed and written by Ryan Schifrin. The film stars Matt McCoy, Jeffrey Combs, Lance Henriksen, Rex Linn, Dee Wallace, Phil Morris, Paul Gleason and Haley Joel. Despite the title, the antagonist of the film is the cryptid Bigfoot. The film premiered on April 10, 2006 in New York City. The music is scored by Lalo Schifrin, which patterned on Les Baxter's score to The Beast Within.

Definition of abominable in the English dictionary

The definition of abominable in the dictionary is offensive; loathsome; detestable. Other definition of abominable is very bad, unpleasant, or inferior.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ABOMINABLE


abhominable
əˈbɒmɪnəbəl
contaminable
kənˈtæmɪnəbəl
denominable
dɪˈnɒmɪnəbəl
determinable
dɪˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
discriminable
dɪsˈkrɪmɪnəbəl
eliminable
ɪˈlɪmɪnəbəl
examinable
ɪɡˈzæmɪnəbəl
exterminable
ɪksˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
germinable
ˈdʒɜːmɪnəbəl
illuminable
ɪˈluːmɪnəbəl
indeterminable
ˌɪndɪˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
innominable
ɪˈnɒmɪnəbəl
interminable
ɪnˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
laminable
ˈlæmɪnəbəl
nominable
ˈnɒmɪnəbəl
predeterminable
ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
re-examinable
ˌriːɪɡˈzæmɪnəbəl
sustainable
səˈsteɪnəbəl
terminable
ˈtɜːmɪnəbəl
undeterminable
ˌʌndɪˈtɜːmɪnəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ABOMINABLE

abolitional
abolitionary
abolitionism
abolitionist
abolla
aboma
abomasa
abomasal
abomasum
abomasus
abominable snowman
abominableness
abominably
abominate
abomination
abominator
abondance
abonnement
aboral
aborally

WORDS THAT END LIKE ABOMINABLE

able
actionable
amenable
assignable
attainable
enable
explainable
fashionable
fissionable
objectionable
obtainable
personable
questionable
reasonable
returnable
tunable
unable
unattainable
unimaginable
unreasonable
unsustainable

Synonyms and antonyms of abominable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ABOMINABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «abominable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of abominable

Translation of «abominable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ABOMINABLE

Find out the translation of abominable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of abominable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «abominable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

恶劣的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

deplorable
570 millions of speakers

English

abominable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घिनौने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البغيضة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отвратительно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

abominável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জঘন্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

abominable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Abominable
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

scheußlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ひどく嫌な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

혐오스러운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Abominable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đáng ghét
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெறுக்கத்தக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घृणित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iğrenç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

abominevole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wstrętny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

огидно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

abominabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απαίσιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gruwelikes
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

abominable
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avskyelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of abominable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ABOMINABLE»

The term «abominable» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.709 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABOMINABLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «abominable» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «abominable» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about abominable

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5 QUOTES WITH «ABOMINABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word abominable.
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William Ernest Henley
Shakespeare often writes so ill that you hesitate to believe he could ever write supremely well; or, if this way of putting it seem indecorous and abominable, he very often writes so well that you are loth to believe he could ever have written thus extremely ill.
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Saint Ignatius
In the light of the Divine Goodness, it seems to me, though others may think differently, that ingratitude is the most abominable of sins and that it should be detested in the sight of our Creator and Lord by all of His creatures who are capable of enjoying His divine and everlasting glory.
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Richard Jefferies
No tyrant, however evil, has yet lacked ready hands to execute his most abominable will. To read how eagerly men have rushed to serve the despot is the bitterest, the saddest matter of history; it is the saddest sight in our own day.
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Jack Kerouac
My manners, abominable at times, can be sweet.
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David Limbaugh
Americans were outraged and horrified by this president's reckless spending and his endless assaults on the Constitution, but no issue drove them to rise up and fight back like Obamacare - both the abominable legislative monstrosity itself and the tyrannical, corrupt manner by which Obama crammed it through the legislative process.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABOMINABLE»

Discover the use of abominable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to abominable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life : the Story of ...
Do Abominable Snowmen exist?
Ivan T. Sanderson, 1961
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Abominable Snowmen, Legend Come to Life:
In this book, Ivan T. Sanderson summarizes current world evidence regarding ABSMs (abominable snowmen), drawing from records and reports that are world-wide in scope and cover a broad period of time.
Ivan T. Sanderson, 2013
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The Mystery of the Abominable Snowman
Examines the existence of both the yeti and its American "cousin," Bigfoot, describing eyewitness accounts, explanations of the possible identities of these creatures, and hoaxes.
Holly Wallace, 2006
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Searching for Yeti: The Abominable Snowman
Looks at the legendary creature said to inhabit the Himalaya Mountains, including the history of its sightings, and the inconclusive evidence that has been offered to prove its existence.
Turin Truet, Laura Anne Gilman, 2011
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The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena
Becoming sick of the endless hot weather in their Pasadena home, Jordan and Nicole Blake wish for a real winter and are delighted with an Alaskan family vacation, until they come face-to-face with the abominable snowman.
R. L. Stine, 2003
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The Abominable Snow Kid
Abbey, the abominable snow kid, has moved to Transylmania bringing the snow and cold of winter with her, and although she is nice the Mighty Mighty Monsters start to worry that spring will never come.
Sean O'Reilly, 2013
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Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman
My son took this book as his favourite during book week at his school and converted a few children to the cause. Long live Francesca Simon and her brilliant books! More, more please!
Francesca Simon, 2010
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David Merrick, the Abominable Showman: The Unauthorized ...
The much publicized and oftentimes staged battles and feuds of controversial producer David Merrick are reignited here full force as unauthorized biographer Howard Kissel unmasks the myth of the charismatic and reclusive mogul who emerges ...
Howard Kissel, 1993
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LarryBoy and the Abominable Trashman!
The Abominable Trashman and his evil, creator, Awful Alvin, are spreading fear throughout Bumblyburg! To rescue the city, LarryBoy must battle this foul monster, but first he must battle his own fears!
Doug Peterson, 2011
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The Abominable Man: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (7)
The striking seventh novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck facing one of the greatest challenges in his professional career.
Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABOMINABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term abominable is used in the context of the following news items.
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The crankiness of Mr. White
“I need hardly say that this word is utterly abominable,” White opined. “One that any lover of simple honest English cannot hear with patience ... «Michigan Radio, Jul 15»
2
Tom Yamachika: How About a Little Aloha for Our Business …
However, its scores in the nine other categories were either miserable or abominable, leading to an overall finish at No. 50, dropping one place ... «Honolulu Civil Beat, Jul 15»
3
FIFA's Blatter Unwittingly Pinpoints Soccer Governance's Prime Issues
... intermittently reported for decades on abominable labour conditions in Qatar and other Gulf states were effectively voices lost in the wind until ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Tempting fate: Digging own grave is latest fad in Uganda
It's not only bizarre, but also abominable to dig your own grave. However, Ugandans seem to have disregarded this abomination and gone into ... «SDE Entertainment News, Jul 15»
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The Osun Judge's Call For Aregbesola's Impeachment: Where I …
abominable. It contradicts Principle 1 of the Stockholm Conference.” Much sweetening as this judge wrote, the point is just one and very simple. «Osun Defender, Jul 15»
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'Martina's home was her castle... house so pristine no fingerprints …
"It is impossible to get inside the mind of someone who would carry out such an abominable act of violence. We cannot judge people like that ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Why should a TV Channel get security clearance, asks SL …
... of Mr Maran getting acquitted, he should be afforded that opportunity; anything short of that will be an abominable violation of natural justice. «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Golfing cathedral finally checked from bucket list
I didn't play my best — in fact, I was abominable early in the round — but I'll give the course the proper credit for my bad scoring. I'm very ... «Allentown Morning Call, Jul 15»
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'Poor doors' in New York housing are no more
“This 'separate but equal' arrangement is abominable and has no place in the 21st century, let alone on the Upper West Side,” city ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
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Tim Johnson: Plan to save a nation (part one)
Adultery is in the list of abominable sins of Leviticus 18. Therefore, one can conclude Christ is telling us we shouldn't be killing or condemning ... «Lebanon Democrat, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Abominable [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/abominable>. Jun 2019 ».
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