abomination abomination  /ə ˌbɑ mə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who is loathsome or disgusting
  2. (n) hate coupled with disgust
  3. (n) an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence

Usage(s):

  1. In fact, she's so sure Al Capp's cartoon character is a take-off on her that she has demanded an apology and the immediate execution of the comic strip abomination.
  2. Never in Islam's history have the actions of so few of its followers caused the religion and its community of believers to be such an abomination in the eyes of others.
  3. For the anti-Gitmo crowd, this was proof positive that the prison is an abomination and that many, if not most, detainees should be released.

News

  1. Mega-driveway proposal flusters Pitkin County commissioners

    Monstrosity. Abomination. P-I-G. Those were just a few of the words used at a Wednesday meeting of the Pitkin County commissioners to describe a massive driveway proposed to access a 62-acre residential property off Woody Creek Road.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Aspen Times

  2. Holt's 'The Abomination' leaves you hungry for more

    Dont be deceived by the title, The Abomination. Theres nothing unreal about Jonathan Holts excellent first mystery. The Abomination is the washed-up body of a woman dressed in the robes… Click to Continue »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

  3. BIBLE: What is an abomination?

    Seems with all the hullabaloo around the Biblical “abomination,” it would be a fun and educational exercise to print the “Why Can’t I Own a Canadian?” response to Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s broadcast rationale for declaring that homosexuality is an abomination. I’ll provide the link: www.humanistsofutah.org/2002/WhyCantIOwnACanadian_10-02.html
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Coeur d'Alene Press

Quotes

  1. "The failure to include any reference to slavery was a mistake, and for that I apologize to any fellow Virginian who has been offended or disappointed," McDonnell said in a written statement. "The abomination of slavery divided our nation,...
    on Apr 7, 2010 By: Bob McDonnell Source: CNN (blog)

  2. "Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the...
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

  3. Leviticus 18:22 says, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Seth MacFarlane Source: Scripps News

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