- First attested around 1350.
- From Middle English abominacioun, from Middle French abomination (“horror, disgust”), from Late Latin abōminātiō (“abomination”); ab (“away from”) + ōminārī (“prophesy, foreboding”), from ōmin (“omen”).
abomination (plural abominations)
- An abominable act; a disgusting vice; a despicable habit. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
- The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- (obsolete) A state that excites detestation or abhorrence; pollution. [Attested from around (1350 - 1470) to the late 15th century.]
- That which is abominable, shamefully vile; an object that excites disgust and hatred; very often with religious undertones. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- Antony, most large in his abominations. Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, III-vi
the feeling of extreme disgust
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abomination f (plural abominations)
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