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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-bom-uh-neyt]
    • /əˈbɒm əˌneɪt/
    • /əˈbɒm.ɪ.neɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bom-uh-neyt]
    • /əˈbɒm əˌneɪt/

Definitions of abominate word

  • verb abominate to dislike intensely; loathe; detest 3
  • verb transitive abominate to feel hatred and disgust for; loathe 3
  • verb transitive abominate to dislike very much 3
  • verb with object abominate to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor. 1
  • verb with object abominate to dislike strongly. 1
  • noun abominate Detest; loathe. 1

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Origin of abominate

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
1840-50; < Latin abōminātus loathed, past participle of abōminārī. See abominable, -ate1

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Parts of speech for Abominate


abominate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

abominate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abominate

verb abominate

  • despise — If you despise something or someone, you dislike them and have a very low opinion of them.
  • dislike — to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion: I dislike working. I dislike oysters.
  • hate — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
  • abhor — If you abhor something, you hate it very much, especially for moral reasons.
  • loathe — to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor: I loathe people who spread malicious gossip.

Antonyms for abominate

verb abominate

  • admire — If you admire someone or something, you like and respect them very much.
  • cherish — If you cherish something such as a hope or a pleasant memory, you keep it in your mind for a long period of time.
  • like — in like manner with; similarly to; in the manner characteristic of: He works like a beaver.
  • love — a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
  • approve — If you approve of an action, event, or suggestion, you like it or are pleased about it.

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