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Below you will find the definition of abominate, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - find repugnant
EXAMPLES - Abominate in a Sentence
- I detest and loathe and despise and abore and abominate her (source)
- The fact is, I abominate sherry, and I like whiskey and soda. (source)
- This is one of the things I abominate most about being a boss. (source)
- I abominate deliberate ugliness so I completely reject this trend. (source)
- Thus saith the Lord: 'I abominate sects and desire love and concord ... (source)
- "I abominate all this talk about great preaching -- I call it pulpiteering." (source)
- But I heartily abominate and reject the idea of reprinting the Pentland Rising. (source)
- If there is a word in the dictionary under any letter from A to Z that I abominate, it is energy. (source)
- It had occurred in the course of learning the nature of white men and of learning to abominate them. (source)
- 'My Mother is spared a little longer the dreadful sight of all she must now most abominate upon earth!' (source)
- It is Becker they will never forgive me for; Knappe I pity and do not dislike; Becker I scorn and abominate. (source)
- Which is worse: the enemy party, which I abominate, or the traitors in my own party who abet and enable them? (source)
- I hate hospitals, I abominate illnesses, I abhor the thought of having a condition beyond my personal control. (source)
- You're filth, you're cack, you're the ooze of a burst boil; I abominate you, you towering mound of corrupted slime. (source)
- If you live in, say, Florida, or Ohio, and you abominate the Republican choice for president, then you must vote Democratic. (source)
- I suppose that you must mean foreign war, if I am to judge from expressions of yours in which you say that you abominate those (source)
- Jackals that the jackals would despise stones that the dry thistle would bite on and spit out, vipers that the vipers would abominate. (source)
- But it was raining hard, and I abominate week-ends; and Suzanne's relatives are well-meaning folk who always want to arrange your day for you. (source)
- Now can we be right in praising and admiring another who is doing that which any one of us would abominate and be ashamed of in his own person? (source)
- I abominate all drugs and narcotics, and have always carefully avoided every thing which spurs nature to exertions which it would not otherwise make. (source)
- But Valerius seem'd to abominate any Thing of Force, and told his Mother, he was no less a Votary to my Virtue than my Beauty, both to him were sacred. (source)
- All around the door and window frames I used a two-inch border of ivy leaves, also of waterproof paper, and although I usually abominate borders I loved this one. (source)
- I refer to slavery, Mistuh Comber, which they affect to abominate, but which we of the South hold to be a nat'ral condition which, for better or worse, is inevitable (source)
- The fifth, the fourth, the third, after this the second; and then, of all the days I most fear, and dread, and abominate, immediately after this there is the Old and New. (source)
- It is the sense of utter helplessness that I abominate (if you want to crush me, just place me in a situation where fierce intelligence and self-determination are worthless). (source)
- You will find I have made very liberal use of his permission, to alter whatever seemed too favourable to the Church of Rome, which I abominate, were it but for her fasts and penances. (source)
- "I hate the French cookery, and abominate garlick," Tobias Smollett told his readers 245 years ago, with a snooty disregard for foreigners that runs through too much travel writing today. (source)
- The Persians, for reasons which will be explained in the terminal-Essay, show the greatest sympathy with the Barmecides; and abominate the Abbasides even more than the latter detested the Ommiades. (source)
- In resorting to a tu quoque response, I was not making a general critique of the Daily Mail per se, much as I have come to loathe and abominate that rag, but merely pointing out Miss Phillip's inconsistency. (source)
- Norman enthusiasm, and hate and abominate the name of Norman, for I have always associated that name with the deflowering of helpless Englishwomen, the plundering of English homesteads, and the tearing out of poor (source)
- I refer to slavery, Mistuh Comber, which they affect to abominate, but which we of the South hold to be a nat'ral condition which, for better or worse, is inevitable A strangled oath came from within Clotho's hood. (source)
- Eligible Republicans are disgusted with Schwarzenegger's adopting policies that many Republicans, especially the Christian Anti-fundamentalists (their true name), abominate: for example, full steam ahead on stem cell research. (source)
- It is probable that the Catholics would abominate him as a heretic, and the Protestants denounce him as an anti-Buonapartist, and that he would consequently be thrust from the one to the other, like a new comer between two roguish school-boys. (source)
- What they abominate about "the West," to put it in a phrase, is not what Western liberals don't like and can't defend about their own system, but what they do like about it and must defend: its emancipated women, its scientific inquiry, its separation of religion from the state. (source)
- There are insufficient words to describe my feelings when confronted by the necessity to leave the area around my office and venture beyond the Ortigas Center and Makati City (there really aren't that many synonyms for hate - despise, abhor, resent, abominate, disdain, whatever). (source)
- But Aristophanes is neither grateful to the vulgar, nor tolerable to the wise; but it fares with his poesy as it doth with a courtesan who, when she finds she is now stricken and past her prime, counterfeits a sober matron, and then the vulgar cannot endure her affectation, and the better sort abominate her lewdness and wicked nature. (source)
- Whilst it is undeniable that the BBC demonstrate a decided bias against the Tories and abominate Lady Thatcher, and Robinson's and Peston's handling of this story oozes undisguised glee, it is not always the liberal leaning left who are so haughtily detached from lesser mortals not slavishly following their statist/humanistic world view. (source)
- Clitomachus the wrestler, rising and getting away when any one talked of love, was much wondered at; and should not a philosopher that banisheth music from a feast, and is afraid of a musician, and bids his link boy presently light his link and be gone, be laughed at, since he seems to abominate the most innocent pleasures, as beetles do ointment? (source)
- He had followed them purposely to town, he had taken on himself all the trouble and mortification attendant on such a research; in which supplication had been necessary to a woman whom he must abominate and despise, and where he was reduced to meet, frequently meet, reason with, persuade, and finally bribe, the man whom he always most wished to avoid, and whose very name it was punishment to him to pronounce. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 46.0, which suggests that "abominate" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 5 synonyms for abominate.
abhor, despise, dislike, hate, loathe
We have 5 antonyms for abominate.
admire, approve, cherish, like, love
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of abominate from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To detest thoroughly; abhor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To turn from as ill-omened; to hate in the highest degree, as if with religious dread; loathe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To hate extremely; abhor; detest.
- (None) Synonyms Abhor, Detest, etc. See hate.
- (None) Detested; held in abomination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) find repugnant