Definitions for odiousˈoʊ di əs
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abominable, detestable, execrable, odious(adj)
"abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke
Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure.
Scrubbing the toilet is an odious task.
Origin: Via French odieux, "odious", from Latin odiosus, from odium, "hate", -osus, "-ous", from odisse, "to hate".
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One is not superior merely because one sees the world as odious.
You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.
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.
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.
A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.
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- odiósCatalan, Valencian
- häßlich, widerlich, abscheulichGerman
- odioso, odiosaSpanish
- vastenmielinen, kauhea, vihattava, inhottavaFinnish
- odieuse, odieuxFrench
- hatelijke, hatelijkDutch
- низкий, ненавистный, отвратительный, гнусный, противныйRussian
- vidrig, odiös, motbjudandeSwedish
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