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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 a·bom·i·na·tion /əˌbɑməˈneʃən/ 名詞
 憎恨, 痛惡, 可憎的事物

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·bom·i·na·tion n.
 1. The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing; as, he holds tobacco in abomination.
 2. 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.
    Antony, most large in his abominations.   --Shak.
 3. A cause of pollution or wickedness.
 Syn: -- Detestation; loathing; abhorrence; disgust; aversion; loathsomeness; odiousness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a person who is loathsome or disgusting
      2: hate coupled with disgust [syn: abhorrence, detestation,
          execration, loathing, odium]
      3: an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses
         disgust or abhorence; "his treatment of the children is an

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    This word is used, (1.) To express the idea that the Egyptians
    considered themselves as defiled when they ate with strangers
    (Gen. 43:32). The Jews subsequently followed the same practice,
    holding it unlawful to eat or drink with foreigners (John 18:28;
    Acts 10:28; 11:3).
      (2.) Every shepherd was "an abomination" unto the Egyptians
    (Gen. 46:34). This aversion to shepherds, such as the Hebrews,
    arose probably from the fact that Lower and Middle Egypt had
    formerly been held in oppressive subjection by a tribe of nomad
    shepherds (the Hyksos), who had only recently been expelled, and
    partly also perhaps from this other fact that the Egyptians
    detested the lawless habits of these wandering shepherds.
      (3.) Pharaoh was so moved by the fourth plague, that while he
    refused the demand of Moses, he offered a compromise, granting
    to the Israelites permission to hold their festival and offer
    their sacrifices in Egypt. This permission could not be
    accepted, because Moses said they would have to sacrifice "the
    abomination of the Egyptians" (Ex. 8:26); i.e., the cow or ox,
    which all the Egyptians held as sacred, and which they regarded
    it as sacrilegious to kill.
      (4.) Daniel (11:31), in that section of his prophecies which
    is generally interpreted as referring to the fearful calamities
    that were to fall on the Jews in the time of Antiochus
    Epiphanes, says, "And they shall place the abomination that
    maketh desolate." Antiochus Epiphanes caused an altar to be
    erected on the altar of burnt-offering, on which sacrifices were
    offered to Jupiter Olympus. (Comp. 1 Macc. 1:57). This was the
    abomination of the desolation of Jerusalem. The same language is
    employed in Dan. 9:27 (comp. Matt. 24:15), where the reference
    is probably to the image-crowned standards which the Romans set
    up at the east gate of the temple (A.D. 70), and to which they
    paid idolatrous honours. "Almost the entire religion of the
    Roman camp consisted in worshipping the ensign, swearing by the
    ensign, and in preferring the ensign before all other gods."
    These ensigns were an "abomination" to the Jews, the
    "abomination of desolation."
      This word is also used symbolically of sin in general (Isa.
    66:3); an idol (44:19); the ceremonies of the apostate Church of
    Rome (Rev. 17:4); a detestable act (Ezek. 22:11).