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 (lōth′səm, lōth′-)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loathsomeness - the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotionsloathsomeness - the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions; "the vileness of his language surprised us"
odiousness, offensiveness, distastefulness - the quality of being offensive


[ˈləʊðsəmnɪs] N [of person, thing] → lo detestable, lo odioso; [of smell, disease] → lo repugnante


nAbscheulichkeit f, → Widerlichkeit f; (of task)Verhasstheit f; (of deformity)abstoßender Anblick
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she shrieked still more shrilly, "and don't talk to me of your passion and your loathsomeness.
I say nothing of the loathsomeness of the life here.
The warriors licked their hideous lips in anticipation of the feast to come, and vied with one another in the savagery and loathsomeness of the cruel indignities with which they tortured the still conscious prisoner.
Every breath exhaled by that monster seemed to have clung to the place and intensified its loathsomeness.
How can she sit on the edge of the abyss of loathsomeness into which she is slipping and refuse to listen when she is told of danger?
For all of those women's loathsomeness, this is also not a problem specific to Kellyannes and Hopes and Ivankas, or any of the other contemptible power-hungry sycophants willing to provide cover for misogynists since before"feminist" was a word.
Unfortunately, the chain gangs that emerged as replacement mechanisms were indistinguishable from the work camps in terms of their brutality and loathsomeness.
A loathsomeness that was to be forever in my daily work
My mother, like her mother before her, was very clear about the loathsomeness of a man's desires and the triviality of his personal interests.
His drunkenness and secret yearnings for his first love (Juno Temple) are cursorily handled, as if being checked off a list, while his sheer loathsomeness doesn't have time to develop.
His drunkenness and his secret yearnings for his first love ( Juno Temple) are cursorily handled, as if being checked off a list, while his sheer loathsomeness, fulsomely covered in the novel, doesn't have time to develop.
At the time it was to me only a seething, dimly phosphorescent cloud of fungous loathsomeness, enveloping and dissolving to an abhorrent plasticity the one object to which all my attention was focussed.