Definition of execration in US English:



  • See execrate

    • ‘An exhausted jumble of execrations directed at himself, the hellish place, and everything within it ran through his mind.’
    • ‘It received a near universal execration in every newspaper.’
    • ‘Almost irrespective of what she does with them, the advantages that have been won from the green-field territories of 200 years ago make America an object of envy but also execration.’
    • ‘I was about to yell right back with my own execration when I remembered the light in front of me read ‘NO WALKING’ in bright, glowing, orange letters.’
    • ‘Thus religious and political extremism are laid symbolically side by side for our execration.’