Abominate

Abom′inate

(abominor, I pray that the omen may be averted; used on mentioning anything unlucky).

As ill-omened things are disliked, so, by a simple figure of speech, what we dislike we consider ill-omened.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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