Odious

O"di*ous

(?), a. [L. odiosus, from odium hatred: cf. F. odieux. See Odium.] 1. Hateful; deserving or receiving hatred; as, an odious name, system, vice. "All wickedness will be most odious." Sprat.
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He rendered himself odious to the Parliament.
Clarendon.
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2. Causing or provoking hatred, repugnance, or disgust; offensive; disagreeable; repulsive; as, an odious sight; an odious smell. Milton.
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The odious side of that polity.
Macaulay.
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Syn. -- Hateful; detestable; abominable; disgusting; loathsome; invidious; repulsive; forbidding; unpopular.
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-- O"di*ous`ly. adv. -- O"di*ous*ness, n.
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