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abomination

Noun

1 a person who is loathsome or disgusting
2 hate coupled with disgust [syn: abhorrence, detestation, execration, loathing, odium]
3 an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorence; "his treatment of the children is an abomination"

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English

Etymology

Old English abominacioun, -cion, Latin abominatio. See abominate

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing; as, he holds tobacco in abomination.
  2. That which is abominable; anything hateful, wicked, or shamefully vile; an object or state that excites disgust and hatred; a hateful or shameful vice; pollution.
    • Antony, most large in his abominations. Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, III-vi
  3. A cause of pollution or wickedness.

Translations

the feeling of extreme disgust
something abominable

French

Pronunciation

Noun

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Extensive Definition

Abomination may refer to:
abomination in French: Abomination

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