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

adj unequivocally detestable

execrable crimes”
abominable, detestable, odious
evoking or deserving hatred

adj of very poor quality or condition

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

adj deserving a curse

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

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