Synonyms for abomination

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-bom-uh-ney-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : əˌbɒm əˈneɪ ʃən

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Définition of abomination

Origin :
  • early 14c., "abominable thing or action;" late 14c., "feeling of disgust, hatred, loathing," from Old French abominacion "abomination, horror, repugnance, disgust" (13c.), from Latin abominationem (nominative abominatio) "abomination," noun of action from past participle stem of abominari "shun as an ill omen," from ab- "off, away from" (see ab-) + omin-, stem of omen (see omen). Meaning intensified by folk etymology derivation from Latin ab homine "away from man," thus "beastly."
  • Doubtless, the life of an Irregular is hard; but the interests of the Greater Number require that it shall be hard. If a man with a triangular front and a polygonal back were allowed to exist and to propagate a still more Irregular posterity, what would become of the arts of life? Are the houses and doors and churches in Flatland to be altered in order to accommodate such monsters? [Edwin Abbot, "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions," 1885]
  • noun object of extreme dislike, hate
  • noun wrongdoing
Example sentences :
  • That would be frightful, he could not suffer such an abomination.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • He wears sandals and has discarded the abomination of starched linen.
  • Extract from : « Mountain Meditations » by L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • The cultivation of the silk-worm is in itself an abomination.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • The abomination of desolation raised its voice to heaven: let it cease.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • Yes, I reject life; I say that the death of mankind is better than abomination.
  • Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola
  • May he drag them to hell by their feet, with their noses trailing in their abomination!'
  • Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola
  • You're only a child, you've made a mint of money out of this present abomination.
  • Extract from : « The Education of Eric Lane » by Stephen McKenna
  • No doubt he wanted to be done with that abomination as quickly as possible.
  • Extract from : « Lord Jim » by Joseph Conrad
  • The ages of Art have always been the ages of abomination, Signora.
  • Extract from : « Dreamers of the Ghetto » by I. Zangwill
  • I see, but I hope you will not weep in my carriage, for all sadness is an abomination to me.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

Antonyms for abomination

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019