• (RP, America) IPA: /əˌbɑm.əˈneɪ.ʃn̩/, /əˌbɑm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃn̩/


  1. (countable) An abominable act; a disgusting vice; a despicable habit. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
  2. (uncountable) The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
    Synonyms: abhorrence, aversion, detestation, disgust, loathing, loathsomeness, odiousness
  3. (obsolete, uncountable) A state that excites detestation or abhorrence; pollution. [Attested from around 1350-1470 to the late 15th century.]
  4. (countable) That which is abominable, shamefully vile; an object that excites disgust and hatred; very often with religious undertones. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
    Synonyms: perversion
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