abominably

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv abominably in a terrible manner "she sings terribly"
    • adv abominably in an offensive and hateful manner "I don't know anyone who could have behaved so abominably"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Abominably In an abominable manner; very odiously; detestably.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abominably In an abominable manner or degree; execrably; detestably; sinfully. Sometimes equivalent in colloquial speech to excessively or disagreeably: as, he is abominably vain.
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Quotations

  • Edmond and Jules De Goncourt
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    “There have been many definitions of beauty in art. What is it? Beauty is what the untrained eyes consider abominable.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “They are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not.”
  • Eric Hoffer
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    “A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.”
  • Andre Gide
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    “The abominable effort to take one's sins with one to paradise.”
  • Aldous Huxley
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    “Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.”

Usage

In literature:

It was now that our abominable form took to cheating once a week in Fillet's class-room.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
If he tells a story, it is always about something scandalous and abominable.
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
Yet he abominated speculation.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
Deep, deadly, and abominable curses, rang through the hall.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
But he realized how abominably ungracious his words sounded, and hastened to amend them.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
Besides, he too felt the abominable influence of the press.
"Parisian Points of View" by Ludovic Halévy
You've no idea how abominable it gets down here.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
Contrary to what we might expect at Paris, the meat is good, the cookery abominable.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The prudence of the World in these latter days seems to me to be more abominable than all its other iniquities.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
Some of the abominations which they practiced are described in Lev.
"The Bible Period by Period" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
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In poetry:


Y was a Youth, who kicked
And screamed and cried like mad;
Papa he said, 'Your conduct is
Abominably bad!'
"Nonsense Alphabet" by Edward Lear
From thoughts so dreadful and profane,
Corrupt discourse proceeds;
And in their impious hands are found
Abominable deeds.
"Psalm 14 part 1" by Isaac Watts
"Tell not me of skill or virtue,
Filial love or woman's beauty—
Jews are Jews, as serpents serpents,
In themselves abomination."
"Fra Pedro" by Emma Lazarus
Then were it proper
To execute at once upon the Jew
The penal laws in such a case provided
By papal and imperial right, against
So foul a crime--such dire abomination.
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Everybody so dear, and yourself so ultra-beloved
That you have to run out at last and eat filth,
Gobble up filth, you horror, swallow utter abomination and
fresh-dropped dung.
"Bibbles" by D H Lawrence
What mean those marks upon thee, girl?
Those prints of brutal osculation?
Great grief! that lowlife and that churl!
That Telephus abomination!
Can him, O votary of Venus,
Else everything is off between us.
"Jealousy" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Hillary Clinton's abominable national security record.
Dave Spencer's Celebrity Look-Alike Is Just… Abominable .
A citizen asks our president The Abominable Question.
A Reborn Criminal Distills Beauty From a Prison's Abominable Depths.
NHL lockout a bigger abomination every day.
He's co-created a new comic book, "The Abominations of Science," a "48 page first issue spectacular" that reflects a love of horror and B movies.
King's " Abominations " will sell at a list price for $5, but if you pledge five bucks for his Kickstarter project, an autographed copy will arrive in your mailbox.
Singers defend national anthem after radio host calls it an ' abomination .
Sure, the offensive numbers are abominable, but over the past month his on-base percentage is.348.
George Will's Abominable Foray into College Football.
Virginia's Proposed Ultrasound Law Is an Abomination.
No, I didn't die and get damned to the Taste of Hell but the pictured abomination would fit right in there.
Response to Jeb Monge Aug 4 letter): My question is who (Leviticus 20:13) called homosexuality an abomination.
Singers defend national anthem after radio host calls it an 'abomination'.
Christianity, Islam, Orthodox Judaism - teaches that homosexuality is an abomination.
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In science:

The work of Lemaˆıtre, like the one of his predecessor Friedmann, was still not appreciated by Einstein who found it “abominable” [1, 2].
Models of universe with a polytropic equation of state: I. The early universe
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