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Synonyms for execrate

to regard with extreme dislike and hostility

to invoke evil or injury upon

Synonyms for execrate

find repugnant

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curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment

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Why execrate the dozing operator or the forgetful engineer, rather than the superiors who exact the long hours that incapacitate for duty?
And how shall I execrate, whom the Lord hath not execrated?
As time went on, free soilers and abolitionists came to see, understand, and execrate this modus vivendi (pp.
From the first word written it is evident his story is in competition with another, more powerful, narrative already circulated by Falkland, which has caused all who have heard it to go so far as to "execrate" Caleb's very name (5).
Will they not execrate the memory of those ancestors, who, having it in their power to avert evil, have, like their first parents, entailed a curse upon all future generations?" (143)
So write to all the appropriate names, defending Churchill and Alam; and if you feel like an outing to execrate Frank and The New Republic, there'll be a demonstration sponsored by the DC Anti-War Network, the DC chapter of the ISO and others at 5 pm on Friday, February 11, outside TNR's DC editorial offices at 1331 H Street NW.
The ADL's campaign to execrate Mel Gibson and his film by libeling the Gospels and Christianity as being anti-Semitic is a calculated effort to undermine the goodwill of American Christians and to incite inter-communal hostility.
They invoke deities to avouch, to shield, and to execrate: "Angels and ministers of grace defend us!" (Hamlet).
Bourdieu/Wacquant seem to be lashing out at their own counterparts, at their doubles, at people who in some way "look like them." To slightly alter Bourdieu's own words in Acts of Resistance, "a situation of perceived dis-solidarity has led them to overstep the limits of their competence." They execrate British cultural studies, but is Stuart Hall's role or stature in Britain so different from Bourdieu's in France?
People in difficult straits execrate the social investigators who tell them they are ineligible for welfare, or who list the things they must do to qualify for public assistance.
Thus posterity will "execrate," for example, "with hottest curses, the infamous memory of those men" who acted "unnecessarily, wantonly, cruelly" from private and "pestilential ambition" (Dickinson, 1768, p.
Coverdale affirms his confinement to that past "set of forms" as he again uses an alchemical metaphor to execrate Zenobia as "not deeply refined." In truth her sudden transformation has been underwritten by a radically different nature working not across the eons of alchemy but in the rapid cycles of industry.
Brophy goes on to write that for the Professor aeronautics was "the only achievement of his own century which he would compare with Mozart's music" (13), a statement that coincides beautifully with the opening lines of Brophy's essay "The Importance of Mozart's Operas" from her book Mozart the Dramatist (1964) where she writes, "Our century, which will surely be the most execrated in history (always provided it allows history to continue so that there is someone to execrate it) has this to its credit: it is recognising Mozart."(2) Beyond the allusion to the "ethereal and transcendental" quality of Mozart's music, as reflected in the comparison with aeronautics, the relationship between moonshots and Mozart is apparent.
But then why did the founders execrate Machiavelli and Hobbes?
Corporate America wants them to work two jobs in the service sector, watch Donald Trump on television, and execrate themselves for having failed to prosper.