Definition of abomination:
- A cause of pollution or wickedness.
- That which is abominable; anything hateful, wicked, or shamefully vile; an object or state that excites disgust and hatred; a hateful or shameful vice; pollution.
- The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing; as, he holds tobacco in abomination.
crime, abhorrence, villainy, execration, plague, pet hate, nuisance, loathing, detestation, crud, love, iniquity, revulsion, pariah, abuse, a dirty word, curse, anathema, dislike, horror, condemnation, annoyance, bugbear, repellence, odium, repugnancy, offense, bête noire, shame.
- evil (part of speech: noun)
- hate (part of speech: noun)
At the Reformation, Thomas Wriothesley wrote to Cromwell saying:- " We intend both at Hyde and St. Mary to sweep away all the rotten bones that be called relics; which we may not omit, lest it be thought we came more for the treasure than for the avoiding of th' abomination of idolatry".- "Winchester", Sidney Heath.
- "Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", Alexander Maclaren.
- "Humanly Speaking", Samuel McChord Crothers.