From Middle English abhomynable, from Old French abominable, from Late Latin abōminābilis (“deserving abhorrence”), from abōminor (“abhor, deprecate as an ill omen”), from ab (“from, away from”) + ōminor (“forebode, predict, presage”), from ōmen (“sign, token, omen”).
abominable (comparative more abominable, superlative most abominable)
- Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable. [first attested around 1150 to 1350]
- (obsolete) Excessive, large (used as an intensifier).
- Very bad or inferior.
- Disagreeable or unpleasant. [First attested in the late 19 century.]