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The term ‘abominate’ is similar to ‘abhor’ in that it expresses a strong detestation of something, usually accompanied by moral condemnation. In other words, you hate something because your principles dictate that it is offensive, unpleasant, or wrong. The noun ‘abomination’ is a thing that causes disgust or loathing. Note that it is rare to hear someone say, ‘I abominate…(something)’, and it is not commonly used.
I abominate the idea of working in an industry that is so rife with corruption.
Barbaric practices such as those are abominated by all right-thinking people.
Testing on animals in that way is an abomination. It should be outlawed immediately!