odious

[ oh-dee-uhs ]
/ ˈoʊ di əs /

adjective

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

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Origin of odious

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

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH 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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