abomination

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˌbɒmɪˈneɪʃən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˌbɑməˈneɪʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə bom′ə nāshən)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•bom•i•na•tion /əˌbɑməˈneɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [countable] something abominable.
  2. great dislike:[uncountable]She looked at him with abomination.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•bom•i•na•tion  (ə bom′ə nāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. anything abominable;
    anything greatly disliked or abhorred.
  2. intense aversion or loathing;
    detestation:He regarded lying with abomination.
  3. a vile, shameful, or detestable action, condition, habit, etc.:Spitting in public is an abomination.
  • Late Latin abōminātiōn- (stem of abōminātiō). See abominate, -ion
  • Middle English ab(h)ominacioun 1350–1400
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged hatred.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged corruption, depravity.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
abomination /əˌbɒmɪˈneɪʃən/ n
  1. a person or thing that is disgusting
  2. an action that is vicious, vile, etc
  3. intense loathing
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