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KJV Dictionary / A / abominable

KJV Dictionary Definition: abominable

abominable

ABOM'INABLE, a. See Abominate.

1. Very hateful; detestable; lothesome.

2. This word is applicable to whatever is odious to the mind or offensive to the senses.

3. Unclean. Levit. vli.

abominableness

ABOM'INABLENESS, n. The quality or state of being very odious; hatefulness.

abominably

ABOM'INABLY, adv.

1. Very odiously; detestably; sinfully. 1Kings xxi.

2. In vulgar language, extremely, excessively.

abominate

ABOM'INATE, v.t. L. abomino, supposed to be formed by ab and omen; to deprecate as ominous; may the Gods avert the evil.

To hate extremely; to abhor; to detest

abominated

ABOM'INATED, pp. Hated utterly, detested; abhorred.

abominating

ABOM'INATING, ppr. Abhorring; hating extremely.

abomination

ABOMINA'TION, n.

1. Extreme hatred; detestation.

2. The object of detestation, a common signification in scripture.

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord. Prov.xv.

3. Hence, defilement, pollution, in a physical sense, or evil doctrines and practices, which are moral defilements, idols and idolatry, are called abominations. The Jews were an abomination to the Egyptians; and the sacred animals of the Egyptians were an abomination to the Jews. The Roman army is called the abomination of desolation. Mat. 24:13. In short, whatever is an object of extreme hatred, is called an abomination.

Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
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