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 for execrable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Execrable \Ex"e*cra*ble\, a. [L. execrabilis, exsecrabilis: cf.
     F. ex['e]crable. See Execrate.]
     Deserving to be execrated; accursed; damnable; detestable;
     abominable; as, an execrable wretch. "Execrable pride."
     --Hooker. -- Ex"e*cra*ble*ness, n. -- Ex"e*cra*bly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing
             conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the
             accused"; "woeful errors of judgment" [syn: deplorable,
             execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched]
      2: unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of
         prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes";
         "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke [syn:
         abominable, detestable, execrable, odious]
      3: deserving a curse; "her damnable pride" [syn: damnable,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  127 Moby Thesaurus words for "execrable":
     abhorrent, abject, abominable, accursed, arrant, atrocious, bad,
     base, beastly, beggarly, below contempt, beneath contempt, black,
     blamable, blameworthy, cheesy, contemptible, criminal, crude,
     crummy, cursed, damn, damnable, damned, dark, debased, degraded,
     demoniac, demonic, depraved, despicable, detestable, devilish,
     diabolic, dirty, disgraceful, disgusting, evil, fetid, fiendish,
     flagitious, flagrant, forbidding, foul, fulsome, ghoulish, goddamn,
     goddamned, grave, gross, hateful, heinous, hellish, horrific,
     horrifying, ignoble, improper, infamous, infernal, iniquitous,
     knavish, little, loathsome, low, low-down, lumpen, malodorous,
     mangy, mean, measly, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic, miserable,
     monstrous, nasty, naughty, nauseating, nefarious, noisome, noxious,
     objectionable, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, paltry,
     peccant, petty, poky, poor, rank, rebarbative, repellent,
     reprehensible, reprobate, reptilian, repugnant, repulsive,
     revolting, satanic, scabby, scandalous, scrubby, scruffy, scummy,
     scurvy, shabby, shameful, shoddy, sickening, sinful, small,
     squalid, stinking, unforgivable, ungodly, unmentionable,
     unpardonable, unspeakable, unworthy, vicious, vile, villainous,
     wicked, wretched, wrong

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