Abomination, anathema, bugbear and bête noire all mean a person or thing that arouses intense dislike.
Abomination suggests the arousal of loathing, disgust, and extreme displeasure. (see also: Hate vs Detest vs Abhor vs Abominate vs Loathe )
- Cruelty to animals is an abomination.
Anathema suggests that something is so odious that it is dismissed or rejected out of hand. (see also: Curse vs Imprecation vs Malediction vs Anathema and Curse vs Imprecation vs Malediction vs Anathema )
- Credit controls are anathema to the government.
Bugbear suggests something so dreaded that one seeks continually to avoid it.
- Smoking is a particular bugbear of his.
Bête noire suggests a pet aversion that one habitually or especially
- My particular bête noire is cigarette butts being left in half-empty glasses.