Abomination definition

ə-bŏmə-nāshən
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Abhorrence; disgust.
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A cause of abhorrence or disgust.
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An abominating; great hatred and disgust; loathing.
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Abomination is defined as an action that is disgusting or shameful.

An example of an abomination is the abuse of animals.

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An abominable act; a disgusting vice; a despicable habit. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
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The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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That which is abominable, shamefully vile; an object that excites disgust and hatred; very often with religious undertones. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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Abomination is defined as something or someone that is hated.

An example of abomination is a serial killer.

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The definition of an abomination is the feeling of extreme hatred and disgust.

An example of abomination would be the feelings of followers of the Pro-Life movement towards abortion.

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Anything hateful and disgusting.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
abomination
Plural:
abominations

Origin of abomination

  • First attested around 1350. From Middle English abominacioun, from Middle French abomination (“horror, disgust”), from Late Latin abōminātiō (“abomination”); ab (“away from”) + ōminārī (“prophesy, foreboding”), from ōmin (“omen”).

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