What does the word abominable mean?

Usage examples for abominable

  1. In order to become a poet, Alfieri required to become a free agent; and the only way to become a free agent, to break through the bars of what he called his " abominable native cage," the only way to obtain the power of writing what he wished to write, was to give up all his fortune, and live upon the charity of the relatives whom he had enriched. – The Countess of Albany by Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
  2. There is an abominable man who has printed that if we had no hands we could not make shoes nor stockings. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  3. It went the length of open praise for their abominable surroundings. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle