loathsomeness

loathsome

[lohth-suhm, lohth-]
adjective
causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive: a loathsome skin disease.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English lothsom. See loath, -some1

loathsomely, adverb
loathsomeness, noun
unloathsome, adjective

loath, loathe, loathsome.


offensive, repellent, detestable, abhorrent, abominable.


attractive.
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loathsome (ˈləʊðsəm)
 
adj
causing loathing; abhorrent
 
'loathsomely
 
adv
 
'loathsomeness
 
n

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loathsome
c.1300, from loath in its older, stronger sense + -some.
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