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abominable

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Dictionary Definition of 'abominable'

Extremely unpleasant, offensive or morally reprehensible.
"The abominable crime scene left the investigators shocked and disturbed."

Detailed Meaning of 'abominable'

It implies a strong feeling of disgust, hatred or disapproval towards something or someone. It is a word that is often used to describe an action, a behavior or a situation that is considered to be morally wrong, offensive or unacceptable. In the context of human behavior, it refers to actions that are cruel, inhumane or lack of empathy. In the context of natural phenomena, it refers to something that is extreme or harsh, such as an abominable winter. In the context of values, it refers to something that goes against the commonly accepted moral standards. In general, when something is described as abominable, it implies a strong feeling of disgust, hatred or disapproval towards something or someone, and is considered to be extremely unpleasant, offensive or morally reprehensible.

History and Etymology of 'abominable'

The adjective 'abominable' has an etymology that can be traced back to Latin. It derives from the Latin word 'abominari,' which combines 'ab,' meaning 'away from,' and 'ominari,' meaning 'to forebode' or 'to call an omen.' In its original sense, 'abominari' referred to an action or object that was considered so morally reprehensible or offensive that it was believed to bring bad omens or curses. Over time, the term evolved to describe anything that is extremely unpleasant, offensive, or morally reprehensible. The etymology of 'abominable' underscores its historical connection to notions of moral or spiritual dread, highlighting the intense degree of unpleasantness or offensiveness associated with things described as 'abominable.'

Examples of 'abominable' in a Sentence

1. The team's performance in the game was abominable, resulting in a humiliating defeat.
2. The abominable conditions in the prison sparked widespread outrage.
3. The company's customer service was abominable, with long waiting times and rude representatives.
4. The abominable act of animal cruelty horrified animal lovers everywhere.
5. She found the idea of eating insects abominable, unable to fathom such a concept.
6. The abominable treatment of refugees highlighted the urgency for global humanitarian
7. The abominable smell in the room made everyone leave.
8. He was shocked by the abominable conditions of the animal shelter.
9. Her attitude towards her coworkers was nothing short of abominable.
10. They refused to eat because the taste of the food was abominable.
11. The movie was so abominable that we left the theater halfway through.
12. The team's performance in the match was abominable, and they lost horribly.
13. She couldn't believe the abominable way he spoke to his mother.
14. The storm brought abominable weather, making it impossible to leave the house.
15. His lack of manners at the dinner table was abominable.
16. The abominable state of the public restrooms was a health hazard.
17. The novel received abominable reviews from almost all the critics.
18. The house was in abominable condition, with trash and broken furniture everywhere.

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