from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Abhorrence; disgust.
- n. A cause of abhorrence or disgust.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing.
- n. 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.
- n. A cause of pollution or wickedness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of abominating or the state of being abominated; the highest degree of aversion; detestation.
- n. That which is abominated or abominable; an object greatly disliked or abhorred; hence, hateful or shameful vice.
- n. In the Bible, often, that which is ceremonially impure; ceremonial impurity; defilement; that which defiles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hate coupled with disgust
- n. an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence
- n. a person who is loathsome or disgusting
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To put forth this abomination is somehow equivalent to marriage denies the poverty of the homosexual relationship.
“The head of Sci-Fi channel has contritely promised to includemore homosex in future shows, and to do it nonchalantly, just as if this abomination is normal and natural and worthy of no comment.” and:
Rather than obliterate a quaint piece of lovely real estate to build an ugly blockhouse in it's place, why not save and improve the quaint piece of unreplacable property and build the new abomination where the old abomination is located?
One commentator at CNBC refers to the current administration as the "Obama Nation" (as in abomination).
While I appreciate and adore everyday street clothes, this abomination is something that should have remained at on the rack at Big Lots.
So in effect, an abomination is going to settle a paradox.
Leviticus (18:22) the word abomination is an evolving word, abomination has come to mean something far different then the original translations (shâqats) means outside of the normal ritual.
Similarly, someone who considers them an abomination is not likely to think mixing races makes them worse.
How anyone who claims to love the constitution can support the Campaign Finance Reform abomination is beyond me.
Therefore, the Iraq invasion abomination is a sin against humanity that cannot be softened with the excuse of ignorance.
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