Dictionary.com

loathsome

[ lohth-suhm, lohth- ]
/ ˈloʊð səm, ˈloʊθ- /
Save This Word!

adjective
causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive: a loathsome skin disease.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of loathsome

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

OTHER WORDS FROM loathsome

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH loathsome

loath, loathe, loathsome
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use loathsome in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for loathsome

loathsome
/ (ˈləʊðsəm) /

adjective
causing loathing; abhorrent

Derived forms of loathsome

loathsomely, adverbloathsomeness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK