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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abominable  \A*bom"i*na*ble\,  a.  [F.  abominable.  L.  abominalis 
  See  {Abominate}.] 
  1.  Worthy  of  or  causing,  abhorrence,  as  a  thing  of  evil 
  omen;  odious  in  the  utmost  degree;  very  hateful; 
  detestable;  loathsome;  execrable. 
 
  2.  Excessive;  large  --  used  as  an  intensive.  [Obs.] 
 
  Note:  Juliana  Berners  .  .  .  informs  us  that  in  her  time  [15th 
  c.],  ``abomynable  syght  of  monkes''  was  elegant  English 
  for  ``a  large  company  of  friars.''  --G.  P.  Marsh. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abominable 
  adj  1:  unequivocally  detestable;  "abominable  treatment  of 
  prisoners";  "detestable  vices";  "execrable  crimes"; 
  "consequences  odious  to  those  you  govern"-  Edmund 
  Burke  [syn:  {detestable},  {execrable},  {odious}] 
  2:  exceptionally  bad  or  displeasing;  "atrocious  taste"; 
  "abominable  workmanship";  "an  awful  voice";  "dreadful 
  manners";  "a  painful  performance";  "terrible  handwriting"; 
  "an  unspeakable  odor  came  sweeping  into  the  room"  [syn:  {atrocious}, 
  {awful},  {dreadful},  {painful},  {terrible},  {unspeakable}] 




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