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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin abominabilis, from abominari 'to treat as a bad omen, abominate', from ab- 'away' + omen ( OMEN)

abominable

adjective
     
a‧bom‧i‧na‧ble
extremely unpleasant or of very bad quality [= terrible]:
abominable cruelty
abominably adverb:
Mavis behaved abominably.

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