V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: provoking hatred, contempt, or disgust
Synonyms: hateful, contemptible, detestable, loathsome, vile, disgusting, repulsive, offensive
Tips: Odious is a very strong word for something unpleasant or offensive. An odium is an intense hatred or the state of being hated.
He committed an odious crime for which he should be severely punished. (hateful)
There are few things as odious to him as racism. (hateful, offensive)
The smell was odious, I couldn't stand it. (disgusting, repulsive)
His odious actions made him into a pariah. (contemptible, detestable)
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