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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-bom-uh-ney-shuh n]
    • /əˌbɒm əˈneɪ ʃən/
    • /əˌbɒm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bom-uh-ney-shuh n]
    • /əˌbɒm əˈneɪ ʃən/

Definitions of abomination word

  • countable noun abomination If you say that something is an abomination, you think that it is completely unacceptable. 3
  • noun abomination a person or thing that is disgusting 3
  • noun abomination an action that is vicious, vile, etc 3
  • noun abomination intense loathing 3
  • noun abomination an abominating; great hatred and disgust; loathing 3
  • noun abomination anything hateful and disgusting 3

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Origin of abomination

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English ab(h)ominacioun < Late Latin abōminātiōn- (stem of abōminātiō). See abominate, -ion

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Parts of speech for Abomination


abomination popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for abomination

noun abomination

  • curse — If you curse, you use rude or offensive language, usually because you are angry about something.
  • horror — an overwhelming and painful feeling caused by something frightfully shocking, terrifying, or revolting; a shuddering fear: to shrink back from a mutilated corpse in horror.
  • detestation — intense hatred; abhorrence
  • anathema — If something is anathema to you, you strongly dislike it.
  • shame — the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another: She was overcome with shame.

Antonyms for abomination

noun abomination

  • delight — Delight is a feeling of very great pleasure.
  • happiness — the quality or state of being happy.
  • joy — a female given name.
  • treat — to act or behave toward (a person) in some specified way: to treat someone with respect.
  • pleasure — the state or feeling of being pleased.

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