from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To declare to be hateful or abhorrent; denounce.
- transitive v. To feel loathing for; abhor.
- transitive v. Archaic To invoke a curse on.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To feel loathing for; abhor.
- v. To declare to be hateful or abhorrent; denounce.
- v. To invoke a curse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil upon; to curse; to protest against as unholy or detestable; hence, to detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To curse; imprecate evil upon; hence, to detest utterly; abhor; abominate.
- To declare to be accursed; denounce as deserving to be cursed or abominated.
- Synonyms See comparison under malediction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. find repugnant
- v. curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
Latin execrārī, execrāt- : ex-, ex- + sacrāre, to consecrate (from sacer, sacred; see sak- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin exsecrārī, execrārī, from ex ("out") + sacrāre ("to consecrate, declare accursed"). (Wiktionary)