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execrable (ˈɛksɪkrəbəl Pronunciation for execrable



  1. deserving to be execrated; abhorrent
  2. of very poor quality   ⇒ an execrable meal

Derived Forms

ˈexecrableness noun
ˈexecrably adverb

Word Origin

C14: from Latin exsecrābilis, from exsecrārī to execrate

Example Sentences Including 'execrable'

All of Germany was the canvas on which Hitler enacted his vision, execrable as it was, but a vision nonetheless.
Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence
In fact she took no interest in it and when Sandra Johnson said excitedly - and in execrable French - `Oh, I do hope I can have a part!
Brent-Dyer, Elinor Challenge for the Chalet School
Wood, who was acting as host, directed operations in execrable French, and grimaced at Holly who was enjoying his efforts.
Loraine, Philip Loaded Questions


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