V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: provoking hatred, contempt, or disgust

Synonyms: hateful, contemptible, detestable, loathsome, vile, disgusting, repulsive, offensive

Antonyms: lovable

Tips: Odious is a very strong word for something unpleasant or offensive. An odium is an intense hatred or the state of being hated.

Usage Examples:

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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