meaning of abomination

abomination meaning in General Dictionary

the experience of severe disgust and hatred abhorrence detestation loathing as he keeps cigarette in abomination

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  • an individual who is loathsome or disgusting
  • hate plus disgust
  • an activity which vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence
  • the sensation of severe disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing; since, he holds cigarette in abomination.
  • whatever is abominable; such a thing hateful, wicked, or shamefully vile; an item or state that excites disgust and hatred; a hateful or shameful vice; pollution.
  • a factor in air pollution or wickedness.

abomination meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., "abominable thing or activity;" belated 14c., "feeling of disgust, hatred, loathing," from Old French abominacion "abomination, horror, repugnance, disgust" (13c.), from Latin abominationem (nominative abominatio) "abomination," noun of activity from previous participle stem of abominari "shun as an ill omen," from ab- "off, from" (see ab-) + omin-, stem of omen (see omen). Indicating intensified by folk etymology derivation from Latin ab homine "away from guy," thus "beastly." Doubtless, living of an Irregular is tough; although passions associated with the Greater Number require so it will probably be difficult. If a person with a triangular front and a polygonal straight back had been allowed to exist and propagate a still more unusual posterity, what would come to be associated with the arts of life? Will be the homes and doors and churches in Flatland become altered to be able to accommodate these types of monsters? [Edwin Abbot, "Flatland: A Romance of Many proportions," 1885]


abomination meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The experience of severe disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing; since, he holds tobacco in abomination.

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  • (n.) Whatever is abominable; everything hateful, sinful, or shamefully vile; an object or state that excites disgust and hatred; a hateful or shameful vice; pollution.
  • (n.) A cause of air pollution or wickedness.

Sentence Examples with the word abomination

Such an idol as that found in the secret groves of Queen Maachah in Judea; and for worshipping which, King Asa, her son, did depose her, and destroyed the idol, and burnt it for an abomination at the brook Kedron, as darkly set forth in the 15th chapter of the First Book of Kings.

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