Gomorrah

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noun Go·mor·rah \ gə-ˈmȯr-ə \

Definition of Gomorrah

:a place notorious for vice and corruption

Examples of gomorrah in a Sentence

  1. looks upon Las Vegas as a Gomorrah that undermines traditional values

Origin and Etymology of gomorrah

from Gomorrah, ancient city destroyed by God for its wickedness in Genesis 19

gomorrah Synonyms


Gomorrah

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geographical name Go·mor·rah \ gə-ˈmȯr-ə , -ˈmär- \

Definition of Gomorrah

ancient city thought to be in the area now covered by the southwestern part of the Dead Sea

Examples of gomorrah in a Sentence

  1. looks upon Las Vegas as a Gomorrah that undermines traditional values



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