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abominable (adj) hateful; detestable.

If a thing smells or looks so unpleasant as to cause hatred and aversion in us, it is abominable. A practice, a custom, etc., can be described as abominable if they make us turn away from them in disgust and hatred. The food served in a restaurant can be described as abominable if it looks and tastes unpleasant.

  • The practice of animal sacrifice still practiced by some communities is abominable, but superstitions die hard.
  • Even after ten years we are unable to forget the abominable food that we had at that restaurant on that fine summer morning.
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