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loathsome

[lohth -suh m, lohth-] /ˈloʊð səm, ˈloʊθ-/
adjective
1.
causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive:
a loathsome skin disease.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English lothsom. See loath, -some1
Related forms
loathsomely, adverb
loathsomeness, noun
unloathsome, adjective
Can be confused
loath, loathe, loathsome.
Synonyms
offensive, repellent, detestable, abhorrent, abominable.
Antonyms
attractive.
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British Dictionary definitions for loathsomely

loathsome

/ˈləʊðsəm/
adjective
1.
causing loathing; abhorrent
Derived Forms
loathsomely, adverb
loathsomeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for loathsomely

loathsome

adj.

c.1300, "foul, detestable," from loath in its older, stronger sense + -some (1). Related: Loathsomely; loathsomeness.

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