Odious Definition

Arousing or deserving hatred or loathing; disgusting; offensive.
Webster's New World
Extremely unpleasant; repulsive.
An odious smell.
American Heritage

Disgusting, disgraceful, hateful, vile, loathsome, scandalous. See also odium.

Webster's New World Law

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

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