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Execrate

verb
(past & past part. execrated; pres. part. execrating)
1.
Find repugnant.  Synonyms: abhor, abominate, loathe.  "She abhors cats"
2.
Curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment.  Synonyms: accurse, anathematise, anathematize, anathemise, anathemize, comminate.






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"Execrate" Quotes from Famous Books



... he had received a check, and did not know whether to admire the young man for his nerve or to execrate him for his brutality. That the woman whom he had thus carelessly dismissed to the ignominy of the public gaze was his wife, the detective did ...
— That Affair Next Door • Anna Katharine Green

... day they celebrate as their Sabbath; they go to the synagogues on that day, read out of their books, translate pieces from their Prophets, curse our king, and execrate our government, saying: 'This is the day whereon the great God rested; so may He grant us rest from ...
— THE LEGENDS OF THE JEWS VOLUME IV BIBLE TIMES AND CHARACTERS - FROM THE EXODUS TO THE DEATH OF MOSES • BY LOUIS GINZBERG

... tranquillity, could not even bear the mention of her mother's name. Her mother had destroyed the father of the child that was to be born to her, her lover, her hero, her god; and in her remembrance of the man who had betrayed her, she learned to execrate the mother who had sacrificed everything,—her very reason,—in avenging ...
— An Eye for an Eye • Anthony Trollope

... man, should be indignant at the discovery (made by the republication of these worthless lines, in the Noble Lord's new Volume) that this gross insult came from the pen of "a hereditary Counsellor of the KING! "No wonder every good subject should execrate this novel and disagreeable mode of "'admonishing' the Heir Apparent," which is further from being British than it is from being Courtly; for, from Courtier baseness may be expected, but from a Briton no such infamous dereliction of ...
— The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2. • Lord Byron

... defrotajxo. Excrement ekskremento. Excrescence elkreskajxo. Excruciate turmentegi. Exculpate senkulpigi. Excursion ekskurso. Excusable pardonebla. Excuse pardoni, senkulpigi. Execrable abomena. Execrate malbenegi. Execute (to do) fari. Execute ekzekuti. Executioner ekzekutisto. Executive regantaro. Exemplar ekzemplero. Exemplary ekzempla. Exemplify ekzempligi. Exempt liberigi. Exempt libera. Exercise ekzerci. Exercise ekzerco. Exercise-book ...
— English-Esperanto Dictionary • John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes

... Southampton. Very well, my dear Hal, and your appearance especially, which, in that witch's travelling-cap of yours, is so extremely agreeable to me that you recur to me in it constantly, and as often I execrate your bonnet. How much I do love beauty! How I delight in the beauty of any one that I love! How thankful I am that I am not beautiful! my self-love would ...
— Records of Later Life • Frances Anne Kemble

... drop of my blood I hate and execrate every form of tyranny, every form of slavery. I ...
— The Ghosts - And Other Lectures • Robert G. Ingersoll

... supported the Boston Port Bill, said: "I execrate the present measure; you have had one meeting of the colonies in Congress. You may soon have another. The Americans will not abandon their principles; for if they submit they are slaves." The Bill passed the Commons by a vote of more than ...
— The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 - From 1620-1816 • Egerton Ryerson



Words linked to "Execrate" :   detest, hate, execration, deplore



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