loathsome

[ lohth-suhm, lohth- ]
/ ˈloʊð səm, ˈloʊθ- /

adjective

causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive: a loathsome skin disease.

Origin of loathsome

First recorded in 1250–1300, loathsome is from the Middle English word lothsom. See loath, -some1

Related forms

loath·some·ly, adverbloath·some·ness, nounun·loath·some, adjective

Can be confused

loath loathe loathsome
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British Dictionary definitions for loathsome

loathsome

/ (ˈləʊðsəm) /

adjective

causing loathing; abhorrent

Derived Forms

loathsomely, adverbloathsomeness, noun
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