Definition of abominably in US English:

abominably

adverb

  • 1Very unpleasantly or unfairly.

    ‘he had treated her abominably’
    • ‘Germany have played abominably, and Ribbeck seems to change his mind for every game.’
    • ‘As long as it's in abominably bad taste, go for it!’
    • ‘She said: ‘We have a rail station at Malton that fails abominably.’’
    • ‘He said: ‘It was a very regrettable and something for which he wishes to apologise to the court and to the security staff who were treated abominably by him.’’
    • ‘The press has behaved so abominably towards Michael.’
    reprehensibly, badly, dreadfully, appallingly, brutally, abysmally, nauseatingly, horridly, nastily
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    1. 1.1 Very badly.
      ‘his head hurt abominably’
      as submodifier ‘restaurants with abominably bad service’
      ‘it is abominably rude of her to call so early’
      • ‘Both were outsiders, both were fundamentally insecure, and both could be abominably rude - especially to one other.’
      • ‘Well, it was quiet when Liv was writing or reading, otherwise it was abominably noisy.’
      • ‘Ambrose, thought I to myself, my devout Ambrose is either at church, or abominably lazy this morning.’
      • ‘I suppose we have both been abominably rude to each other by eavesdropping.’
      • ‘Across the board, scientific knowledge in America is at an abominably low level.’
      • ‘Usually it has to do with our abominably bad way of simply not finding a place for people to attach socially.’
      • ‘His arm ached abominably where Lee had stabbed it.’
      • ‘The shuttles were abominably slow, taxis couldn't be found anywhere.’
      • ‘"I must beg your pardon most sincerely for the abominably rude manner of my leaving Somerset," she said.’
      • ‘This abominably weak link renders all passport security checks laughable.’
      • ‘She is unpolished, unsophisticated, and abominably rude.’
      • ‘The roof had not been freshly thatched for years and the whole thing leaked abominably.’
      • ‘As long as it's in abominably bad taste, go for it!’
      • ‘He always woke up abominably early and never failed to take a shower before going back to bed.’
      • ‘I reserve the right to behave abominably on occasion.’
      • ‘She had been abominably uncivil to him, and she would not be surprised if he took umbrage.’
      • ‘The place is excessively filthy, and abominably dirty.’
      • ‘All these are microeconomic areas over which the government still has direct control - and has failed abominably.’
      • ‘Many people might find this magistrate's sentence abominably scandalous.’
      • ‘My profoundest apologies for not updating for such an abominably long time.’

Pronunciation

abominably

/əˈbäm(ə)nəblē/