Extremely unpleasant or disgusting; monstrous or inhuman


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Part of speech



vile, hateful, detestable, repugnant, foul, loathsome


admirable, commendable, praiseworthy, respectable, likable

Example sentences

  • The weather was abominable, with driving rain and high winds.
  • The atrocities committed during the war were abominable.
  • He had an abominable habit of littering wherever he went.


Abominable is used to describe something or someone that is thoroughly unpleasant, disgusting, or offensive. It is often used to describe things that are beyond normal standards of morality, such as cruel or inhumane acts, or things that are unpleasant to experience, such as weather conditions or certain types of food. Abominable is a strong word that conveys strong negative feelings, making it an appropriate term for situations that call for strong condemnation