[lohth -suh m, lohth-]
- causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive: a loathsome skin disease.
Origin of loathsome
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offensive, repellent, detestable, abhorrent, abominable.
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Examples from the Web for loathsome
After 90 minutes of cocktail time, I am at my loathsome best.Up To a Point: Oops, I Enjoyed Soccer
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July 13, 2014
It is a festival of joy for being created this way after centuries of being told that we are sinful, loathsome, and disgusting.June, The Month When Pride Isn’t a Sin
June 22, 2014
I am sure that this happens, as loathsome as I know it to be.When Doctors Ignore ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Orders
June 3, 2014
Give them an anti-hero so loathsome it would be immoral to root for them, and then dare them to do just that.‘Boy Parts’ Proves ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Is the Boldest Drama on TV
October 17, 2013
And they've banned men from various commonplace but loathsome and corrupting practices.Hamas: The Palestinian Fashion Police
April 9, 2013
He shook and trembled with fear as he peeped at the loathsome creature.Opera Stories from Wagner
The women are of all types, from the most loathsome to the most lovable.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He knows that the scent of blood is in the air, and that the bloodhounds are at their loathsome work.
She will let me take her away from the companionship that must be loathsome to her, in spite of her devotion.
The boy's right arm was a loathsome sight, festering from a neglected wound.The Harbor
- causing loathing; abhorrent
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Word Origin and History for loathsome
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