loathsome

  • 1 Loathsome — Loath some, a. Fitted to cause loathing; exciting disgust; disgusting; as, a loathsome disease. [1913 Webster] The most loathsome and deadly forms of infection. Macaulay. {Loath some*ly}. adv. {Loath some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 loathsome — I adjective abhorrent, abject, abominable, accursed, annoying, appalling, atrocious base, below contempt, beneath contempt, blameworthy, contemptible, deplorable, despicable, detestable, disagreeable, disgusting, disliked, dissatisfactory,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 loathsome — (adj.) c.1300, foul, detestable, from LOATH (Cf. loath) in its older, stronger sense + SOME (Cf. some). Related: Loathsomely; loathsomeness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 loathsome — *offensive, repulsive, repugnant, revolting Analogous words: abominable, abhorrent, detestable, odious, *hateful: repellent, *repugnant, distasteful, obnoxious, invidious Antonyms: engaging, inviting Contrasted words: attractive, alluring,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 loathsome — [adj] hateful abhorrent, abominable, beastly, bitchy*, creepy, deplorable, detestable, disgusting, execrable, gross, hideous, horrible, invidious, lousy, nasty, nauseating, obnoxious, odious, offensive, pesky, pestiferous, repellent, repugnant,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 loathsome — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing hatred or disgust. DERIVATIVES loathsomely adverb loathsomeness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 loathsome — [lōth′səm, lōth′səm] adj. [ME lothsum] causing loathing; disgusting; abhorrent; detestable loathsomely adv. loathsomeness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 loathsome — [[t]lo͟ʊðsəm[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or something as loathsome, you are indicating how much you dislike them or how much they disgust you. ...the loathsome spectacle we were obliged to witness …

    English dictionary

  • 9 loathsome — loathsomely, adv. loathsomeness, n. /lohdh seuhm, lohth /, adj. causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive: a loathsome skin disease. [1250 1300; ME lothsom. See LOATH, SOME1] Syn. offensive, repellent, detestable, abhorrent,… …

    Universalium

  • 10 loathsome — loath|some [ˈləuðsəm US ˈlouθ ] adj very unpleasant or cruel = ↑repulsive ▪ that loathsome little man …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 loathsome — adjective very unpleasant or cruel; disgusting: How I detest you, you loathsome creature! loathsomeness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 loathsome — adjective his first wife was a loathsome creature Syn: hateful, detestable, abhorrent, repulsive, odious, repugnant, repellent, disgusting, revolting, sickening, abominable, despicable, contemptible, reprehensible, execrable, damnable; vile,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 loathsome — loath•some [[t]ˈloʊð səm, ˈloʊθ [/t]] adj. causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive: a loathsome skin disease[/ex] • Etymology: 1250–1300 loath′some•ly, adv. loath′some•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 loathsome — adjective Etymology: Middle English lothsum, from loth evil, from Old English lāth, from lāth, adjective Date: 14th century giving rise to loathing ; disgusting • loathsomely adverb • loathsomeness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 loathsome — adjective highly offensive; sickening, abominable …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 loathsome — Synonyms and related words: abhorrent, abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, base, beastly, below contempt, beneath contempt, blameworthy, brutal, contemptible, crude, deplorable, despicable, detestable, dire, disgusting, dreadful, egregious,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 loathsome — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. obnoxious, deplorable, disgusting; see offensive 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. abhorrent, disgusting, revolting, despicable, detestable, contemptible, distasteful, abominable, hateful, repugnant, deplorable. ANT …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 loathsome — loath|some [ louðsəm ] adjective very bad or unpleasant …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 loathsome —   …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 20 loathsome — loath·some || ləʊsÉ™m adj. repulsive, disgusting, abhorrent, despicable …

    English contemporary dictionary