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

see abominate


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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