What does the word abomination mean?

Usage examples for abomination

  1. Catastrophe I had expected, tragedy I knew we would find- but I had looked for nothing so filled with the abomination of desolation, so frightful as was this. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  2. I was coming back from them this evening, when I saw the abomination of desolation walking alive down the long straight street and the rest is as this gentleman has said. – The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton