Definition of loathsome in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlōTHsəm/


Causing hatred or disgust; repulsive: this loathsome little swine
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  • The judge had directed the jury to consider whether the material under consideration was repulsive, filthy, loathsome and lewd.
  • It was loathsome, it was disgusting, and it was a feeling that Laurel had never experienced.
  • Not a great surprise, and in all possibility a victory for freedom of speech, even if his comments were utterly offensive and loathsome.



Pronunciation: /ˈlōTHsəmlē/ /ˈlōT͟Hsəmlē/
Example sentences
  • Right away we're tipped off to some of the film's more loathsomely precious qualities when we see that Evie works at a Kiddie Acres theme park, serving hot dogs while dressed in a giant bunny suit.
  • Without bothering to listen to whatever pathetic excuse he had conjured up, I marched right up to Emily, who was simpering and smirking as if she had somehow managed to win whatever war that was between us, and glared at her loathsomely.
  • He gave her a look that was mostly apologetic, despite his continuing awareness that she was loathsomely evil and contaminating him with every moment they remained in the room together.


Pronunciation: /ˈlōTHsəmnəs/ /ˈlōT͟Hsəmnəs/
Example sentences
  • Never mind, rather like buses, if you miss one chance to comment on the tabloids insensitivity, self-aggrandisement, condescension and general loathsomeness there bound to be another chance coming along shortly.
  • But there is an admirable lack of the loathsomeness of punning headlines; everywhere, the book plays it straight, and plays it true.
  • Loathsome as it is to try to beg for your life when you were willing to kill others, it is at least a very human form of loathsomeness.


Middle English: from archaic loath 'disgust, loathing' + -some1.

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Syllabification: loath·some

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