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KJV Dictionary / A / abominable

KJV Dictionary Definition: 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.


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.

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