Nathan had the abominable habit of chewing his fingernails in public.2. Extremely unpleasant or of very bad quality, or very unpleasant to experience: The abominable food that was served in the restaurant tasted terrible and Jim told the manager that he could be sure that he and his wife would never go there again.
The abominable weather during the summer was the worst that people had experienced in a long time.3. A bad omen; nasty and disgusting; vile; loathsome: The flood included abominable sewerage that was flowing into the basements and ground floor rooms of the houses.
4. A statement that describes something that is deplorable, shocking, or awful: That the homeless were forced out of the shelter this winter was an abominable decision.
5. Etymology: derived from Latin abominari, "to detest something as an ill omen".
From the 14th until the 17th century, the word was spelled abhominable because people thought it came from the Latin phrase ab homine, meaning "away from man", and so, "inhuman, beastly".