Origin of odious
Examples from the Web for odious
Is the lead character Hannah, played by Lena Dunham, intended to be likeable or odious?
A conscience exemption could offer cover for the oldest and most odious form of discrimination in America.How ‘Religious Freedom’ Is Hurting Everyone’s Freedom|Robert Shrum|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A veteran Conservative politician, Tebbit is well-known for his controversial (often odious) pronouncements.
So why is it so odious to some in the art world when an artist tries to make a little coin for himself?
Rock star is an odious distinction for a musician in the first place.Interview: T Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers’ Music Guru|Andrew Romano|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For to certain zealants, all speech of pacification is odious.Essays|Francis Bacon
Very likely she had already made plans with that odious Constance Stevens that would leave her out.Marjorie Dean|Pauline Lester
How dare you consider me as an accomplice in your odious designs?Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life|Ann S. Stephens
A case occurred within the present year in Ky., which illustrates this odious feature of slave law.The Slavery Question|John Lawrence
It is true that this might have been an odious tyranny under a different kind of a man.Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon|Frederick Van Voorhies Holman
Word Origin for odious
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).