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Meaning of ODIOUS

Pronunciation:  'owdeeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke
 

ODIOUS is a 6 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: abominable, detestable, execrable, hateful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O"di*ous\, a. [L. odiosus, from odium hatred: cf. F.
odieux. See {Odium}.]
1. Hateful; deserving or receiving hatred; as, an odious
   name, system, vice. ``All wickedness will be most
   odious.'' --Sprat.

         He rendered himself odious to the Parliament.
                                               --Clarendon.

2. Causing or provoking hatred, repugnance, or disgust;
   offensive; disagreeable; repulsive; as, an odious sight;
   an odious smell. --Milton.

         The odious side of that polity.       --Macaulay.

Syn: Hateful; detestable; abominable; disgusting; loathsome;
     invidious; repulsive; forbidding; unpopular. --
     {O"di*ous`ly}. adv. -- {O"di*ous*ness}, n.

 
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