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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-bom-uh-nuh-buh l]
    • /əˈbɒm ə nə bəl/
    • /əˈbɒm.ɪ.nə.bl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bom-uh-nuh-buh l]
    • /əˈbɒm ə nə bəl/

Definitions of abominably word

  • adjective abominably repugnantly hateful; detestable; loathsome: an abominable crime. 1
  • adjective abominably very unpleasant; disagreeable: The weather was abominable last week. 1
  • adjective abominably very bad, poor, or inferior: They have abominable taste in clothes. 1
  • noun abominably In an abominable manner; very odiously; detestably. (First attested around 1350 to 1470.). 1

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Origin of abominably

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English < Latin abōminābilis, equivalent to abōminā(rī) to pray to avert an eventuality, despise as a bad omen, abhor (see ab-, omen) + -bilis -ble

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Parts of speech for Abominably


abominably popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for abominably

adv abominably

  • clumsily — awkward in movement or action; without skill or grace: He is very clumsy and is always breaking things.
  • awkwardly — lacking skill or dexterity. Synonyms: clumsy, inept; unskillful, unhandy, inexpert. Antonyms: deft, adroit, skillful, dexterous; handy.
  • poorly — in a poor manner or way: The team played poorly.
  • carelessly — If someone does something carelessly, they do it without much thought or effort.
  • crudely — in a raw or unprepared state; unrefined or natural: crude sugar.

adverb abominably

  • dreadfully — in a dreadful way: The pain has increased dreadfully.
  • atrociously — extremely or shockingly wicked, cruel, or brutal: an atrocious crime.
  • revolting — disgusting; repulsive: a revolting sight.
  • horribly — causing or tending to cause horror; shockingly dreadful: a horrible sight.
  • terribly — in a terrible manner.

Antonyms for abominably

adv abominably

  • adequately — as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit (often followed by to or for): This car is adequate to our needs. adequate food for fifty people.
  • calmly — You can use calmly to emphasize that someone is behaving in a very controlled or ordinary way in a frightening or unusual situation.
  • little — small in size; not big; not large; tiny: a little desk in the corner of the room.
  • mildly — amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.
  • morally — in a moral manner.

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