Odious meaning

ōdē-əs
Extremely unpleasant; repulsive.

An odious smell.

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Arousing or deserving hatred or strong dislike.
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The definition of odious is something that is extremely unpleasant or hated.

An example of odious is the taste of rotten milk.

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Disgusting, disgraceful, hateful, vile, loathsome, scandalous. See also odium.
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Arousing or deserving hatred or loathing; disgusting; offensive.
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Scrubbing the toilet is an odious task.

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Origin of odious

  • Middle English from Old French odieus from Latin odiōsus from odium hatred odium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Via French odieux, "odious", from Latin odiosus, from odium, "hate", -osus, "-ous", from odisse, "to hate".

    From Wiktionary