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abomination

Syllabification: a·bom·i·na·tion
Pronunciation: /əˌbäməˈnāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of abomination in English:

noun

1A thing that causes disgust or hatred: this bill is an abomination to all mankind informal concrete abominations masquerading as hotels
More example sentences
  • Every police officer and prosecutor encounters a few such men: soulless abominations that delight in torment, betrayal, and wanton suffering.
  • Some are flights of architectural fantasy providing unimaginable luxury for as little as six guests, others are huge hotel style abominations that disgorge legions of the dreaded zebra-striped minibuses.
  • People of taste in both countries, must be sickened by these abominations.
Synonyms
atrocity, disgrace, horror, obscenity, outrage, evil, crime, monstrosity, anathema, bane
1.1A feeling of hatred: their abomination of indulgence
More example sentences
  • They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
  • It is a cityscape of abomination, the nightmare of a Classicist.
  • Today the far right uses the unconscious urges of gender-sex abomination and abjection toward Others.
Synonyms
detestation, loathing, hatred, aversion, antipathy, revulsion, repugnance, abhorrence, odium, execration, disgust, horror, hostility

Origin

Middle English: from Latin abominatio(n-), from the verb abominari (see abominate).

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