What does odious mean?

Definitions for odiousˈoʊ di əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word odious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abominable, detestable, execrable, odious(adj)

    unequivocally detestable

    "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke

Wiktionary

  1. odious(Adjective)

    Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure.

    Scrubbing the toilet is an odious task.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Odious

    ō′di-us, adj. hateful: offensive: repulsive: causing hatred.—adv. O′diously.—ns. O′diousness; O′dium, hatred: offensiveness: blame: quality of provoking hate.—Odium theologicum, the proverbial hatred of controversial divines for each other's errors—and persons. [L.,—odi, to hate.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of odious in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of odious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Telegraph:

    Oh Allah, destroy the odious Christians. Oh Allah Kill them all.

  2. Chateaubriand:

    One is not superior merely because one sees the world as odious.

  3. Vicomte de Chateaubriand:

    You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.

  4. Yayi Boni:

    The discussions we have had with him reassure us, we are going to put an end to this odious phenomenon ... This summit will be decisive.

  5. Sa?di:

    Wickedness, by whomsoever committed, is odious, but most of all in men of learning; for learning is the weapon with which Satan is combated, and when a man is made captive with arms in his hand his shame is more excessive.

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