Abhominable

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Abhominable Abominable.A false orthography anciently used; h was foisted into various words; hence abholish, for abolish, etc "This is abhominable , which he [Don Armado] would call abominable ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abhominable An old mode of spelling abominable, on the supposition that it was derived from ab homine, from or repugnant to man, ridiculed as pedantic by Shakspere in the character of the pedant Holofernes.
    • abhominable [Abhominable occurs in the Promptorium Parvulorum (c. 1440), and in Gower; abhominacyoun is in Wyclif's New Testament, abhominacioun in Chaucer, and abhomynacioun in Mandeville. Fuller has abhominal, a form made to suit the false etymology.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Abhominable an earlier spelling of Abominable.
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Usage

In literature:

Where Brutus complained of the abhominable Rape of Lucrece, committed by Sextus Tarquinius.
"The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1" by William Painter
Passe on by leaue into the precincts of our abhomination.
"The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life Of Jack Wilton" by Thomas Nash
Incense is an abhominable thinge vnto me / I maye not awaie with your newe moones.
"A Treatise of the Cohabitation Of the Faithful with the Unfaithful" by Peter Martyr
Le coeur luy abhomine, 692.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

Ma. Avant you hagge, abhominable sorceresse,
Here I doe thee on paine of death enjoyne,
With that Impostor thy companion,
Immediately to depart out of my Dominions.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act V" by Ralph Knevet