Execrable (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.
Just 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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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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