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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.
ABOM'INABLENESS, n. The quality or state of being very odious; hatefulness.
1. Very odiously; detestably; sinfully. 1Kings xxi.
2. In vulgar language, extremely, excessively.
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
ABOM'INATED, pp. Hated utterly, detested; abhorred.
ABOM'INATING, ppr. Abhorring; hating extremely.
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.
"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read" —Isaiah 34:16, KJV
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