execrable late 14c., from O.Fr. execrable, from L. execrabilis/exsecrabilis "execrable, accursed," from execrari/exsecrari (see EXECRATE (Cf. execrate)). Related: Execrably.

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  • Execrable — Ex e*cra*ble, a. [L. execrabilis, exsecrabilis: cf. F. ex[ e]crable. See {Execrate}.] Deserving to be execrated; accursed; damnable; detestable; abominable; as, an execrable wretch. Execrable pride. Hooker. {Ex e*cra*ble*ness}, n. {Ex e*cra*bly} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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