odious

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 odious — I adjective abject, abominable, accursed, annoying, base, beastly, blameworthy, coarse, confounded, contemptible, corrupt, cursed, damnable, despicable, detestable, diabolic, dirty, disagreeable, disgraceful, disgusting, displeasing, evil,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 odious — (adj.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. odious, from O.Fr. odieus (late 14c., Mod.Fr. odieux), from L. odiosus hateful, offensive, unpleasant, from odium hatred (see ODIUM (Cf. odium)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 odious — *hateful, abhorrent, abominable, detestable Analogous words: *repugnant, repellent, distasteful, obnoxious: *offensive, loathsome, repulsive, revolting …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 odious — [adj] hateful, horrible abhorrent, abominable, creepy*, detestable, disgusting, execrable, foul, hateable, horrid, loathsome, mean, obnoxious, offensive, ornery, pain in the neck*, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, unpleasant, vile;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 odious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ extremely unpleasant; repulsive. DERIVATIVES odiously adverb odiousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin odium hatred …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 odious — [ō′dē əs] adj. [OFr odieus < L odiosus < odium, hatred: see ODIUM] arousing or deserving hatred or loathing; disgusting; offensive SYN. HATEFUL odiously adv. odiousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 odious — [[t]o͟ʊdiəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe people or things as odious, you think that they are extremely unpleasant. Herr Schmidt is certainly the most odious man I have ever met... The judge described the crime as odious …

    English dictionary

  • 9 odious — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin odiosus, from odium Date: 14th century arousing or deserving hatred or repugnance ; hateful < an odious crime > < a false and odious comparison > • odiously adverb • odiousness n …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 odious — adj. odious to * * * [ əʊdɪəs] odious to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 odious — adjective the odious procedures of the military government the dumpsite was especially odious in summer Syn: revolting, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, disgusting, offensive, objectionable, vile, foul, abhorrent, loathsome, nauseating, sickening …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 odious — adjective /ˈəʊ.di.əs,ˈoʊ.di.əs/ Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure. Scrubbing the toilet is an odious task. Syn: detestable, hated, reviled, unsavory …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 odious — o|di|ous [ˈəudiəs US ˈou ] adj formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: odieus, from Latin odiosus, from odium hate ] extremely unpleasant ▪ an odious little man >odiously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 odious — adjective formal extremely unpleasant: an odious and conceited little man odiously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 odious — see comparisons are odious …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 16 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

  • 17 odious — Synonyms and related words: abhorrent, abject, abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, barfy, base, beastly, beggarly, below contempt, beneath contempt, blameworthy, brutal, cheesy, contemptible, crappy, crude, crummy, debased, degraded, deplorable …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 odious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. disgusting, repugnant, detestable, offensive, loathsome, hateful. See hate. Ant., lovable. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. offensive, repellent, repulsive, disgusting; see offensive 2 . See Synonym… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 odious — o|di|ous [ oudiəs ] adjective FORMAL very unpleasant …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 odious — o·di·ous || əʊdɪəs adj. arousing hatred, abhorrent, detestable, hateful; repulsive, offensive …

    English contemporary dictionary


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