abomination

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noun abom·i·na·tion \ə-ˌbä-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of abomination

  1. 1 :  something regarded with disgust or hatred :  something abominable considered war an abomination

  2. 2 :  extreme disgust and hatred :  loathing a crime regarded with abomination

Examples of abomination in a sentence

  1. Some people view the sculpture as art while others see it as an abomination.

  2. although once common, torture is now an abomination to the civilized peoples of the earth

Origin and Etymology of abomination

Middle English abhomynacioun, borrowed from Anglo-French abhomination, borrowed from Late Latin abōminātiōn-, abōminātiō, from Latin abōminārī “to detest, abominate” + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns


First Known Use: 14th century


ABOMINATION Defined for Kids

abomination

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noun abom·i·na·tion \ə-ˌbä-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of abomination for Students

  1. :  something that causes disgust … she said horse racing was an abomination … — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables



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