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abomination

a·bom·i·na·tion

abomination

pronunciation:
ba mih neI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is detestable, hated, or abhorred.
Child abuse is an abomination.
synonyms:
atrocity, aversion, bÍte noire, detestation, horror, obscenity
similar words:
anathema, fright, ignominy, outrage
definition 2: intense hatred or disgust; loathing.
Her abomination of slavery was clearly expressed in her writings.
synonyms:
abhorrence, aversion, detestation, disgust, hatred, horror, loathing, repugnance, repulsion
antonyms:
enjoyment, esteem, love
similar words:
fright, ignominy, odium, revulsion