- deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable.
- highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting.
Origin of odious
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Examples from the Web for odiously
He was the emblem of the world of the privileged, odiously sure of their own impunity.5 Lessons of the DSK Affair
July 2, 2011
"Not yet awhile," said he, in a voice so odiously sweet that Garnache caught his breath.St. Martin's Summer
They had an unhealthy look, sallow and pale, and they were odiously precocious.The Trembling of a Leaf
William Somerset Maugham
But she spoke the next moment as if she might, odiously, have been sharp.The Golden Bowl
The morning of the day when he was to arrive seemed to her to be odiously long.The Red Lily, Complete
He had simply shrugged his shoulders; he was odiously unsympathetic.Mammon and Co.
E. F. Benson
- offensive; repugnant
Word Origin and History for odiously
late 14c., from Anglo-French odious, from Old French odieus (late 14c., Modern French odieux) or directly from Latin odiosus "hateful, offensive, unpleasant," from odium "hatred" (see odium).