Adjective "abominated" definition and examples

(Abominated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈbɒmɪneɪt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Detest; loathe.
  1. 'As one who abominates everything the Third Reich stood for, I could not bring myself to judge her.'
  2. 'Although the Romans abominated the memory of the later Etruscan kings of Rome, a long tradition approved of both Romulus, who was renowned for the arts of war, and Numa, renowned for the arts of peace.'
  3. 'Poets in this tradition are less likely to abominate the larger society than to ignore it altogether and to concentrate on a narrow range of personal and domestic subjects.'
  4. 'Anthony abominates his fantasies, but again hears a subversive voice.'
  5. 'To comment first on Monsignor Maniscalco's letter: of course Pius XII was concerned for the Jews and their fate, and he abominated the Nazis.'
  6. 'In fact, contact with many of them has taught me that it is possible to abominate the crime without always abominating the criminal.'
  7. 'It is always difficult for passionate moral minorities to operate in plural cultures because they have to learn to live alongside practices which they abominate.'
  8. 'He abominates anarchism; he thinks it's chaotic, sloppy-minded, infantile, inadvertently authoritarian.'
  9. 'And he disappears amidst the unstoppable mob heading to classrooms, he is now gone and now I'm gone too, taking a class I now abominate.'
  10. 'Could it be that when Silone wrote to Bellone in 1931 about ‘the evil I have done’, he meant the evil of communism whose servant he had been and which he had come to abominate?'

More definitions

1. to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor.

2. to dislike strongly.

More examples(as adjective)

"allegories can be abominated."

Origin

(abominate)Mid 17th century: from Latin abominat- ‘deprecated’, from the verb abominari, from ab- ‘away, from’ + omen, omin- ‘omen’.