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odious (ˈəʊdɪəs Pronunciation for odious



  1. offensive; repugnant

Derived Forms

ˈodiously adverb
ˈodiousness noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin; see odium

Example Sentences Including 'odious'

A phrase from a letter, an odious letter: `Son of your own brother, Anthony Marvell.
Townsend, Eileen In Love and War
There's an odious man, a Nazi official, quite senior in Himmler's SS, that sort of thing.
Townsend, Eileen In Love and War
What has he done but forced himself upon us and made himself especially odious to me?
Holt, Victoria The Road to Paradise Island


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