deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable.
highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin odiōsus, equivalent to od(ium) hatred, odium + -ōsus -ous

odiously, adverb
odiousness, noun
unodious, adjective
unodiously, adverb
unodiousness, noun

1. malodorous, odious, odoriferous, odorous, smelly, stinky ; 2. odious, odorous.

1. abominable, objectionable, despicable, execrable. See hateful. 2. loathsome, repellent, repulsive.

1. attractive, lovable.
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odious (ˈəʊdɪəs)
offensive; repugnant
[C17: from Latin; see odium]

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Word Origin & History

c.1380, from Anglo-Fr. odious, from O.Fr. odieus (1376, Mod.Fr. odieux), from L. odiosus "hateful," from odium "hatred" (see odium).
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Example sentences
She learned the rough work of the household, the odious labors of the kitchen.
He expected odious solitary scavengers but instead found sophisticated hunters
  living in complex clans.
The war would be repulsive because the leader was odious.
My only surprise is that this odious group hasn't yet managed to cause many
  more atrocities.
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