A Word A Day : Execrable
Saturday, 8th December 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : ékse-kre-b'l
1. Extremely bad, or of very low quality
2. Deserving to be detested
3. Of very poor quality or condition
4. Deserving a curse
Middle English, from Latin execrbilis, from execrr, exsecrr, to execrate
Terrible, Awful, Appalling, Disgusting, Repulsive, Deplorable, Revolting, Abominable, Atrocious, Detestable
• A band of Indians had trailed me and had me nearly surrounded. The shot had been fired with an execrable
aim by a fellow who had caught sight of me from the hillside above.
• This hotel is dubious for the execrable
meal served there.
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