A*bom"i*na*ble (#), a. [F. abominable. L. abominalis. See Abominate.]

1.

Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable.

2.

Excessive; large; -- used as an intensive.

[Obs.]

⇒ Juliana Berners . . . informs us that in her time [15th c.], "abomynable syght of monkes" was elegant English for "a large company of friars."

G. P. Marsh.

 

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