V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. something horrible or shameful; 2. intense dislike coupled with disgust; 3. an action that is vicious or vile

Synonyms: anathema, horror, atrocity, antipathy, revulsion, aversion, repugnance, disgust, loathing

Antonyms: enjoyment, delight, adoration

Tips: Abomination is derived from the Latin ab-omen, which means "an ill omen." Use abomination to describe something that is awful or horrible or use abomination to describe your disgust and revulsion with something horrible. See anathema for additional analysis.

Usage Examples:

Randolph had always regarded Roger's habit of lying with abomination. (aversion, disgust)

The mistreatment of children at the daycare center was an abomination. (horror, atrocity)

Most people regard third-world sweatshops with abomination. (revulsion, disgust)

The detective regarded the criminal's vicious murders as some of the worst abominations he had seen in his years on the police force. (horrors)

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