Definitions for odiousˈoʊ di əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•di•ous*ˈoʊ di əs(adj.)

  1. deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable.

  2. highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting.

* Syn: See hateful.

Origin of odious:

1350–1400; ME < L odiōsus=odi(um) hatred, odium+-ōsus -ous


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


  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".

Anagrams of odious

  1. iodous

Translations for odious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


hateful; disgusting

She is an odious young woman.

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