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abomination

[ uh-bom-uh-ney-shuhn ]
/ əˌbɒm əˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun

anything abominable; anything greatly disliked or abhorred.
intense aversion or loathing; detestation: He regarded lying with abomination.
a vile, shameful, or detestable action, condition, habit, etc.: Spitting in public is an abomination.

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Origin of abomination

1350–1400; Middle English ab(h)ominacioun<Late Latin abōminātiōn- (stem of abōminātiō). See abominate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM abomination

self-a·bom·i·na·tion, nounsu·per·a·bom·i·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for abomination

abomination
/ (əˌbɒmɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

a person or thing that is disgusting
an action that is vicious, vile, etc
intense loathing
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