Abdominal vs Abominable - What's the difference?

abdominal | abominable |


As adjectives the difference between abdominal and abominable

is that abdominal is of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral while abominable is worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable .

As a noun abdominal

is (zoology|obsolete) a fish of the order abdominales.

abdominal

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral.
  • abdominal muscles
    abdominal cavity
  • (ichthyology) Having the ventral fins under the abdomen and behind the pectoral fins.
  • (ichthyology) Ventral, in describing a fin.
  • (zoology, obsolete) Belonging to the order Abdominales of fish.
  • Synonyms

    * (of or pertaining to the abdomen) ventral

    Derived terms

    * abdominal ring

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology, obsolete) A fish of the order Abdominales.
  • Synonyms

    * (fish) Cypriniformes.

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    abominable

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete) abhominable

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable.
  • * But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable , and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. — Revelation 21:8 (KJV)
  • (obsolete) Excessive, large (used as an intensifier).
  • * (and other bibliographic particulars) (George Perkins Marsh)
  • Note:''''' (Juliana Berners) ... informs us that in her time (15th century), "' abomynable syght of monkes" was elegant English for "a large company of friars".
  • Very bad or inferior.
  • Disagreeable or unpleasant.
  • Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "abominable" is often applied: man, woman, crime, act, deed, sin, vice, character, place, mystery, treatment, church.

    Derived terms

    * abominable snowman * abominableness * abominably

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