A*bom"i*na*ble (?), a. [F.
abominable. L. abominalis. See Abominate.]
1. Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of
evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable;
2. Excessive; large; -- used as an intensive.
☞ Juliana Berners . . . informs us that in her time [15th c.],
"abomynable syght of monkes" was elegant English for "a large
company of friars." G. P. Marsh.