odious

[ oh-dee-uhs ]
/ ˈoʊ di əs /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. odi,
  2. odia,
  3. odic,
  4. odiferous,
  5. odin,
  6. odiously,
  7. odisha,
  8. odium,
  9. odo,
  10. odoacer

Origin of odious

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

Related forms
Can be confusedmalodorous odious odoriferous odorous smelly stinkyodious odorous

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British Dictionary definitions for odious

odious

/ (ˈəʊdɪəs) /

adjective

offensive; repugnant
Derived Formsodiously, adverbodiousness, noun

Word Origin for odious

C17: from Latin; see odium

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Word Origin and History for odious

odious

adj.

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).

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