abominator, n.
/euh bom"euh nayt'/, v.t., abominated, abominating.
1. to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor.
2. to dislike strongly.
[1840-50; < L abominatus loathed, ptp. of abominari. See ABOMINABLE, -ATE1]
Syn. 1. loathe, execrate. See hate.
Ant. 1. like, love.

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