execrable Definition

  • 1extremely bad or unpleasant
  • 2deserving to be cursed or detested

Using execrable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "execrable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The food was execrable, I couldn't even finish it.

  • Example

    The movie was so execrable that I walked out of the theater.

  • Example

    His behavior towards his employees was execrable.

  • Example

    The company's customer service is execrable.

execrable Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for execrable

Antonyms for execrable

Phrases with execrable

  • a heinous or abhorrent criminal act


    The serial killer committed an execrable crime that shocked the entire nation.

  • a poor or offensive sense of aesthetics


    Her fashion sense was execrable, she always wore the most garish and unflattering outfits.

  • a very bad or disappointing display of skill or talent


    The team's execrable performance in the championship game cost them the title.

Origins of execrable

from Latin 'exsecrabilis', meaning 'hateful, detestable'


Summary: execrable in Brief

'Execrable' [ˈɛksɪkrəb(ə)l] is an adjective used to describe something that is extremely bad or unpleasant, often deserving to be cursed or detested. It can refer to anything from food to behavior, as in 'The food was execrable, I couldn't even finish it.' 'Execrable' can also be used in phrases like 'an execrable crime,' 'execrable taste,' and 'execrable performance,' to denote particularly heinous acts, poor aesthetic sense, or disappointing displays of skill or talent.