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odious

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Definition extremely unpleasant, disgusting, dislikable, or worthy of hate
  • Though they think the country's government is odious, they're unwilling to help topple it for fear of the consequences.
odious = worthy of hate
  • She described him as the most odious boy in the school.
  • odious = extremely unpleasant, disgusting, dislikable, or worthy of hate
  • The history of the country's debt is odious.
  • odious = extremely unpleasant
  • The poll tax was designed as a particularly odious violation of civil rights.
  • odious = extremely dislikable
  • The sight of Miss Lucas was odious to her.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • The sight of me is odious in their eyes;
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 2
  • He was ashamed of his jealousy.... The odious sentiment kept on returning.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • odious = extremely unpleasant and dislikable
  • Tally's meals ranged from decent to odious.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • odious = extremely unpleasant
  • The sight of Miss Lucas was odious to her.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • odious = disgusting
  • "It should be Christmas Day, I am sure," said she, "on which one drinks the health of such an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as Mr. Scrooge."
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • odious = extremely unpleasant or dislikable
  • "There, monsieur, there is that letter!" cried the queen, with a broken and trembling voice; "take it, and deliver me from your odious presence."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • odious = extremely unpleasant
  • Beatty, Stoneman, and Black ran up the sidewalk, suddenly odious and fat in the plump fireproof slickers.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • odious = disgusting
  • I did not, for some weeks, strike, or otherwise violently ill use it; but gradually—very gradually—I came to look upon it with unutterable loathing, and to flee silently from its odious presence, as from the breath of a pestilence.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • odious = extremely unpleasant
  • The whisper that my master was my father, may or may not be true; and, true or false, it is of but little consequence to my purpose whilst the fact remains, in all its glaring odiousness, that slaveholders have ordained, and by law established, that the children of slave women shall in all cases follow the condition of their mothers; and this is done too obviously to administer to their own lusts, and make a gratification of their wicked desires profitable as well as pleasurable;
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • odiousness = the quality of being extremely unpleasant, disgusting, dislikable, or worthy of hate
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • She came to know what heavy housework meant and the odious cares of the kitchen.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • odious = extremely unpleasant, disgusting, dislikable, or worthy of hate
  • And what made it even more odious was the personality of the prisoner, an inhuman monster wholly without a moral sense.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • odious = extremely unpleasant, disgusting, dislikable, or worthy of hate
  • The comparison was odious!
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • odious = extremely unpleasant, disgusting, dislikable, or worthy of hate
  • ...This my mean task
    Would be as heavy to me as odious; but
    The mistress which I serve quickens what's dead,
    And makes my labours pleasures:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • odious = unpleasant, disgusting, or dislikable
  • "Do you remember, my dear Aylmer," said she, with a feeble attempt at a smile, "have you any recollection of a dream last night about this odious hand?"
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • odious = extremely unpleasant, disgusting, dislikable, or worthy of hate
  • Odious stuck-up prig.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
odious = extremely unpleasant, disgusting, dislikable, or worthy of hate

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