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Alternative forms




From ab- (of, by, from) +‎ ōminor (forebode, predict, presage), from ōmen (sign, token, omen).



abōminor (present infinitive abōminārī, perfect active abōminātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. to deprecate (as an ill omen)
  2. to abominate, abhor, detest, loathe
    Synonyms: dēspuō, exsecror, abhorreō
    Antonyms: amō, dīligō


   Conjugation of abōminor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abōminor abōmināris,
abōminātur abōmināmur abōmināminī abōminantur
imperfect abōminābar abōminābāris,
abōminābātur abōminābāmur abōminābāminī abōminābantur
future abōminābor abōmināberis,
abōminābitur abōminābimur abōminābiminī abōminābuntur
perfect abōminātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect abōminātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect abōminātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abōminer abōminēris,
abōminētur abōminēmur abōminēminī abōminentur
imperfect abōminārer abōminārēris,
abōminārētur abōminārēmur abōminārēminī abōminārentur
perfect abōminātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect abōminātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abōmināre abōmināminī
future abōminātor abōminātor abōminantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives abōminārī abōminātum esse abōminātūrum esse
participles abōmināns abōminātus abōminātūrus abōminandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
abōminandī abōminandō abōminandum abōminandō abōminātum abōminātū

Derived terms



  • Catalan: abominar
  • English: abominate
  • French: abominer
  • Italian: abominare
  • Portuguese: abominar
  • Spanish: abominar


  • abominor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • abominor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • abominor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • God forbid: quod abominor! (procul absit!)