What does odious mean?

Definitions for odious
ˈoʊ di əsodi·ous

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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.]

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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

Examples of odious in a Sentence

  1. Saadi Shirazi:

    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.

  2. Mario Savio:

    Theres a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious - makes you so sick at heart that you cant take part, you cant even passively take part. And you got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus and youve got to make it stop. And youve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it that unless youre free, the machine will be prevented from working at all.

  3. Charles Lamb:

    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.

  4. Chateaubriand:

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

  5. Lauren Robel:

    I thought that his views were vile, I thought they were odious, and I thought they clearly didn't reflect the views, I think, of most sensible people.

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