execrable

If something's execrable it's really and truly, unbelievably, absolutely the worst.

Execrable is often used as a harshly critical term in the arts, when a reviewer really wants to throw the book at something. Not surprisingly, the word comes from a Latin word meaning "to utter a curse; to hate or abhor." Tough words for bad art. Perhaps part of the power and nastiness of execrable lies in the word's similarity to excrement — but that's a vocabulary word we're not touching in this entry!

Definitions of execrable
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adj unequivocally detestable

execrable crimes”
Synonyms:
abominable, detestable, odious
hateful
evoking or deserving hatred

adj of very poor quality or condition

Synonyms:
deplorable, miserable, woeful, wretched
inferior
of low or inferior quality

adj deserving a curse

Synonyms:
cursed, curst
deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier

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