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Word Nerd: Execrable

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsyexecrable definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyExecrable (pronounced ek-​si-​krə-​blē) is very bad, detestable, hateful, or abhorrent. Execrable derives from the Latin exsecrari (accursed).

Execrable is used to describe something so bad it’s worthy of being execrated or denounced. A great example is someone who is cursed faces execrable conditions. Nowadays execrable can be used to describe awful conditions or situations. I think that perhaps a great deal of what is currently going on politically could be considered execrable.

exercrable feelings digital art collage by Ella Patrice of LaWhimsyJust that execrable feeling in an image…drama bomb much?!

Execrable is a really good word to get across the true detestably of something. I find myself wanting to use execrable for quite a lot as of late, though I am doing what I can to balance that by seeking out much more desirable and delightful things and people. How would you use execrable?

Namaste ~ Ella

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1 thought on “Word Nerd: Execrable”

  1. Execrable coins reality reign of Covid-19 ‘super-spreader, Donnie-Johnnie, the adolescent precedent; hopefully, soon ‘execrated!’ My toes are crossed. 😉

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