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execrable (ˈɛksɪkrəbəl



  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'

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
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


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