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abomination

noun

  1. (person)  a person who is loathsome or disgusting
    Type of: person
  2. (hate)  hate coupled with disgust
    Synonyms: abhorrence, detestation, execration, loathing, odium, abhorrency [archaic]. Type of: hate...
  3. (transgression)  an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence
    Type of: transgression

Etymology summary

"abominable thing or action; late 14th century, "feeling of disgust, hatred,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

abomination

a person or thing that is disgusting | an action that is vicious, vile, etc | intense loathing (16 of 468 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/abomination

Wikipedia:

Abomination [disambiguation]

may refer to: Abomination (Bible), covering Biblical references | Abomination (comics), a Marvel Comics supervillain | Abomination (Dune), from Frank Herbert's Dune series, a fetus who has become conscious before birth | Abomination (Dungeons &... (32 of 147 words, 9 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

abomination | abominations [plural] | abhomination [obsolete, sense-specific] | abominacioun [obsolete, sense-specific] | detestation [synonym, sense-specific] | loathing [synonym, sense-specific] | abhorrence [synonym, sense-specific] | disgust [synonym, sense-specific] | aversion [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

An abominable act; a disgusting vice; a despicable habit. | The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing. | [obsolete] A state that excites detestation or abhorrence; pollution. | That which is abominable, shamefully... (33 of 124 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

abomination | loathing [synonym, sense-specific] | abhorrence [synonym, sense-specific] | hate [synonym, sense-specific] | anathema [synonym, sense-specific] | antipathy [synonym, sense-specific] | aversion [synonym, sense-specific] | bĂȘte noire [synonym, sense-specific] | detestation [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

something abominable | extreme disgust and hatred; "loathing" (7 of 115 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/abomination

Oxford Dictionary:

abomination

a thing that causes disgust or loathing | a feeling of hatred (11 of 51 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/abomination

Macmillan British Dictionary:

abomination [countable, formal] | abominations [plural]

something that you hate because you think it's extremely offensive, unpleasant, or wrong (13 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/abomination

Random House Dictionary:

abomination

anything abominable; anything greatly disliked or abhorred. | intense aversion or loathing; detestation. | a vile, shameful, or detestable action, ... (18 of 40 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/abomination

Cambridge Dictionary:

abomination [formal]

something that you dislike and disapprove of (7 of 16 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/abomination

New World Dictionary:

abomination

an abominating; great hatred and disgust; loathing | anything hateful and disgusting (11 of 15 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/abomination

American Heritage Dictionary:

abomination

Abhorrence; disgust. | A cause of abhorrence or disgust. (8 of 11 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/abomination

Encarta Dictionary:

abomination | abominations [plural]

an object of intense disapproval or dislike | something that is immoral, disgusting, or shameful | a feeling of intense dislike or disapproval toward ... (22 of 48 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583037​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

abomination

First use: early 14th century

Origin: "abominable thing or action; late 14th century, "feeling of disgust, hatred, loathing", from Old French abominacion "abomination, horror, ... (21 of 69 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=abomination

Oxford Dictionary:

abomination

Origin: Middle English: from Latin abominatio(n-), from the verb abominari (see "abominate")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/abomination

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

abomination

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "abomination"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/abomination

Macmillan British Dictionary:

abomination [countable, formal] | abominations [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "abomination"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/abomination

Macmillan American Dictionary:

abomination [countable, formal] | abominations [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "abomination"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/abomination

Cambridge Dictionary:

abomination [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "abomination"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "abomination"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/abomination

the Free Dictionary:

abomination

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "abomination"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "abomination"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "abomination" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/abomination

Google Dictionary:

abomination | abominations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "abomination"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

abomination

Audio: North American pronunciation of "abomination"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=abomin​06 word=abomination

YourDictionary Audio:

abomination

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "abomination" by speech synthesizer

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