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abominable

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Definition exceptionally bad or detestable
  • She described the abominable treatment of prisoners.
abominable = exceptionally bad
  • That was before she was trained when her work was abominable.
  • abominable = exceptionally bad
  • How can someone pursuing a postgraduate degree in American literature display such abominable English-language skills?
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • abominable = exceptionally bad
  • "It was an abominable crime," said Poirot gravely.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • abominable = exceptionally bad or detestable
  • Who does he think he is, the Abominable Snowman?
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • abominable = exceptionally bad or detestable
  • Thomas looked on in horror as the abominable thing flopped and wiggled until it lurched over the edge of the open pod and stumbled to the ground.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • abominable = exceptionally bad or detestable
  • It then turned out that the plug was defective and the cell stank abominably for hours afterwards.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • abominably = in an exceptionally bad or detestable manner
  • There are a lot of ways I could lose pressure in this mechanical abomination I've created, and I don't want all my water to boil off if that happens.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • abomination = thing that is exceptionally bad
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It was crying out against the abominable noise something about a body on the hill.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • abominable = exceptionally bad
  • I detested myself for what I considered the abomination of feeling nothing.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • abomination = something that is exceptionally bad
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • As a species, we were an abomination.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • abomination = something that is exceptionally bad or detestable
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Were there murder done, perhaps, and never brought to light? Abomination? Some secret blasphemy that stinks to Heaven?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • abomination = something that is exceptionally bad or detestable
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "The abominable creature," murmured d'Artagnan.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • abominable = exceptionally bad or detestable
  • He could only see the things's eyes, but he could feel its hairy legs as it struggled to wind its abominable threads round and round him.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • abominable = exceptionally bad or detestable
  • Why had my sister made such an abomination?
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • abomination = something that is exceptionally bad or detestable
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I believed hospital drugs were an abomination to God, but if I'd had morphine that night, I'd have given it to Luke.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • abomination = something that is exceptionally bad or detestable
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "What I heard was abominable," said Utterson.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • abominable = exceptionally bad or detestable
  • Please bear in mind, Kitty, that the two ladies speak abominable Dutch (I don't dare comment on the gentlemen: they'd be highly insulted).
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • abominable = exceptionally bad
  • These outcasts, or osu, seeing that the new religion welcomed twins and such abominations, thought that it was possible that they would also be received.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • abominations = things that are exceptionally bad or detestable
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • He had discarded the abominable blue shorts that were buttoned to his shirts and wore real short pants with a belt; he was somewhat heavier, no taller, and said he had seen his father.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
abominable = exceptionally bad

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