Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an abominable manner; very odiously; detestably.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an abominable manner or degree; execrably; detestably; sinfully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a terrible manner
  • adv. in an offensive and hateful manner

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

abominable +‎ -ly

Examples

  • 'You pronounce my name abominably,' said the captain, dropping his sword's point.

    Vittoria — Volume 5

  • In words that I can only describe as abominably ignorant, a number of state legislators and others have said the following regarding President Obama's planned address to school children regarding education and achievement via the Internet Tuesday:

    Jim Lichtman: Uncommon Sense

  • Thabo Mbeki, had behaved "abominably", Ellis said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Andre Joseph Leonard, archbishop of Mechelen-Brussel, criticised the Church for often worrying more about the reputation of priests and "abominably" exploiting the abused children, according to a copy of his Easter homily.

    The Times of India

  • Andre Joseph Leonard, archbishop of Mechelen-Brussel, criticised the church for often worrying more about the reputation of priests and "abominably" exploiting the abused children, according to a copy of his Easter homily released on Saturday.

    The Times of India

  • "His socialist proclivities are getting in the way of what he should be doing as CEO of the city," said Levitt, adding the mayor has behaved "abominably" so far during the strike.

    Toronto Sun

  • Israel behaves in a way that is permitted by international law yet is universally condemned at the instigation of nations who behave much much worse, and is singled out for disporportionate condemnation and smeared for acting "abominably" while nations who truly act abominably (China, Cuba, Syria, Sudan, not to mention non-nations such as

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • And there was nothing to do, and my thoughts ran abominably on in vain speculations.

    Chapter 5

  • He would rather work for those two shillings than for the charity of the casual ward; for he knows that he would not have to work so hard, and that he would not be so abominably treated.

    INEFFICIENCY

  • She was my sister, but that did not prevent her from treating me abominably, for she had inherited all the viciousness of the Chatterer.

    CHAPTER X

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