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Word of the Day 10/12/16 Odious

Odious (adjective)
odious [oh-dee-uh s]


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

Can be confused
1. malodorous, odoriferous, odorous, smelly, stinky.
2. odorous.

Synonyms
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1. abominable, objectionable, despicable, execrable. See hateful.
2. loathsome, repellent, repulsive.

Antonyms
1. attractive, lovable.

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

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