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odious

[ oh-dee-uhs ]
/ ˈoʊ di əs /
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adjective

deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable.
highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting.

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Origin of odious

1350–1400; Middle English from Latin odiōsus, equivalent to od(ium) “hatred,” odium + -ōsus -ous

synonym study for odious

1. See hateful.

OTHER WORDS FROM odious

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH odious

odious , odorous

Words nearby odious

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British Dictionary definitions for odious

odious
/ (ˈəʊdɪəs) /

adjective

offensive; repugnant

Derived forms of odious

odiously, adverbodiousness, noun

Word Origin for odious

C17: from Latin; see odium
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