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odious

[oh-dee-uh s] /ˈoʊ di əs/
adjective
1.
deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable.
2.
highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin odiōsus, equivalent to od(ium) hatred, odium + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
odiously, adverb
odiousness, noun
unodious, adjective
unodiously, adverb
unodiousness, noun
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Synonyms
1. abominable, objectionable, despicable, execrable. See hateful. 2. loathsome, repellent, repulsive.
Antonyms
1. attractive, lovable.
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  • Corruption and greed and the odiousness of the royal family and the court were frequently reported subjects.
  • And reports of the broker's odiousness are greatly exaggerated.
British Dictionary definitions for odiousness

odious

/ˈəʊdɪəs/
adjective
1.
offensive; repugnant
Derived Forms
odiously, adverb
odiousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin; see odium
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Word Origin and History for odiousness

odious

adj.

late 14c., from Anglo-French odious, from Old French odieus (late 14c., Modern French odieux) or directly from Latin odiosus "hateful, offensive, unpleasant," from odium "hatred" (see odium).

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