loathsome


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loath·some

 (lōth′səm, lōth′-)
adj.
Causing loathing; abhorrent. See Synonyms at offensive.

[Middle English lothsome : loth, hateful; see loath + -som, adj. suff.; see -some1.]

loath′some·ly adv.
loath′some·ness n.

loathsome

(ˈləʊðsəm)
adj
causing loathing; abhorrent
ˈloathsomely adv
ˈloathsomeness n

loath•some

(ˈloʊð səm, ˈloʊθ-)

adj.
causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive: a loathsome skin disease.
[1250–1300]
loath′some•ly, adv.
loath′some•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.loathsome - causing or able to cause nausealoathsome - causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell"; "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench"
unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
2.loathsome - highly offensiveloathsome - highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"

loathsome

adjective hateful, offensive, nasty, disgusting, horrible, revolting, obscene, vile, obnoxious, repulsive, nauseating, odious, repugnant, abhorrent, abominable, execrable, detestable, yucky or yukky (slang) the loathsome spectacle we were obliged to witness
attractive, engaging, lovely, charming, fetching, delightful, enchanting, amiable, lovable, adorable, likable or likeable

loathsome

adjective
Translations
كَريه، مُثير للإشْمِئزاز
odpuzující
fyrirlitlegur

loathsome

[ˈləʊðsəm] ADJ [thing, person] → detestable, odioso; [smell, disease] → repugnante

loathsome

[ˈləʊðsəm] adj [person] → détestable; [action, idea, disease] → répugnant(e)
to be loathsome to sb [idea] → répugner à qn
The very idea was loathsome to me → L'idée même me répugnait.

loathsome

adj thing, personabscheulich, widerlich; taskverhasst; deformityabstoßend; woundEkel erregend

loathsome

[ˈləʊðsəm] adj (gen) → ripugnante, disgustoso/a; (person) → detestabile, odioso/a

loathe

(ləuð) verb
to hate very much.
ˈloathing noun
great dislike and disgust.
ˈloathsome adjective
horrible.
References in classic literature ?
You can't imagine what loathsome thoughts I have about everything.
The most utterly loathsome and coarse: I can't tell you.
The thing was still loathsome--more loathsome, if possible, than before--and the scarlet dew that spotted the hand seemed brighter, and more like blood newly spilled.
He was withered, wrinkled, and loathsome of visage.
When he was in the street he cried out, "Oh, God, how loathsome it all is
To crawl is piggish; but to not crawl, to be as the clod and rock, is loathsome to contemplate.
You're the most loathsome beast that it's ever been my misfortune to meet.
Mr Pope, however, very luckily found them in the said play, and, laying violent hands on his own property, transferred it back again into his own works; and, for a further punishment, imprisoned the said Moore in the loathsome dungeon of the Dunciad, where his unhappy memory now remains, and eternally will remain, as a proper punishment for such his unjust dealings in the poetical trade.
It was partly the result of desperation on finding that the cavern of his own bosom had not proved deep and dark enough to hide the secret, even while it was so secure a fortress for the loathsome fiend that had crept into it.
I was ashamed (even now, perhaps, I am ashamed): I got to the point of feeling a sort of secret abnormal, despicable enjoyment in returning home to my corner on some disgusting Petersburg night, acutely conscious that that day I had committed a loathsome action again, that what was done could never be undone, and secretly, inwardly gnawing, gnawing at myself for it, tearing and consuming myself till at last the bitterness turned into a sort of shameful accursed sweetness, and at last--into positive real enjoyment
The earl had been imprisoned for years in a loathsome dungeon.
His abominable muscularity, his loathsome, fluid motion, somehow made me sick.