Odiously
Odious O"di*ous, a. [L. odiosus, from odium hatred: cf. F. odieux. See {Odium}.] 1. Hateful; deserving or receiving hatred; as, an odious name, system, vice. ``All wickedness will be most odious.'' --Sprat. [1913 Webster]

He rendered himself odious to the Parliament. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

2. Causing or provoking hatred, repugnance, or disgust; offensive; disagreeable; repulsive; as, an odious sight; an odious smell. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The odious side of that polity. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Hateful; detestable; abominable; disgusting; loathsome; invidious; repulsive; forbidding; unpopular. [1913 Webster] -- {O"di*ous`ly}. adv. -- {O"di*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • odious — odiously, adv. odiousness, n. /oh dee euhs/, adj. 1. deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable. 2. highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting. [1350 1400; ME < L odiosus, equiv. to od(ium) hatred, ODIUM + osus OUS] Syn. 1. abominable,… …   Universalium

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  • detestably — adverb in an offensive and hateful manner I don t know anyone who could have behaved so abominably • Syn: ↑repulsively, ↑abominably, ↑odiously • Derived from adjective: ↑odious (for: ↑odiousl …   Useful english dictionary

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