Definition of execrable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeksɪkrəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksɪkrəbl//
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very bad synonym terrible execrable poetry Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘expressing or involving a curse’): via Old French from Latin execrabilis, from exsecrari ‘to curse’, based on sacrare ‘dedicate’ (from sacer ‘sacred’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: execrable