Definition of odious in English:

odious

Line breaks: odi¦ous
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊdɪəs
 
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adjective

Extremely unpleasant; repulsive: a pretty odious character odious hypocrisy
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  • At the same time, the odious extremism at the other end of the spectrum, in the shape of the BNP vote elsewhere, has also strengthened.
  • Alas there is no reason why the most odious, contemptible people might not be able to make the sweetest, most wonderful creations.
  • It is precisely in such periods that the lies of the state assume an ever more blatant and odious character.
Synonyms

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French odieus, from Latin odiosus, from odium 'hatred'.

Derivatives

odiously

adverb
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  • But there must be real issues that Le Pen has raised not matter how odiously.
  • And he was particularly odiously cruel, as we know from the mass graves, and other things.
  • I have included my views because to flippantly criticise without offering solutions is hopelessly and odiously hypocritical.

odiousness

noun
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  • It's hard to see how the odiousness of a crime can indicate that it was not the product of an ‘internal dysfunction.’
  • A feeling of odiousness has gone from the room and for a chance I can sleep without wondering if my death is to come.
  • It seems as if he lets his outrage at the abuse of government powers blind him to the odiousness of his clients.

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