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Definition of "execrable" []

  • Deserving of execration; hateful. (adjective)
  • Extremely inferior; very bad: an execrable meal. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "execrable" in a sentence
  • "The Christian religion depended upon his life; the efforts which he made for its destruction rendered his name execrable to the nations who have embraced it."
  • "And while the Dutch superintendent, in execrable Spanish, shouted affirmations of Dutch neutrality into the menacing dark, across the gunwale of Chill II they found the body of the tow-headed youth whose business it had been not to die."
  • "The title being a neologism, Dassin was obliged to throw in an awkward explanatory scene in which a nightclub singer delivers a song riffing on the concept of "Rififi" ( "execrable" -- Truffaut)."