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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.
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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
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[ˈləʊðsəmnɪs] N [of person, thing] → lo detestable, lo odioso; [of smell, disease] → lo repugnante
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nAbscheulichkeit f, → Widerlichkeit f; (of task)Verhasstheit f; (of deformity)abstoßender Anblick
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References in classic literature ?
"Go away, go out of the room!" 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?
Writing in Newsweek magazine in April, Robert Reich, who served as Secretary of Labor during President Bill Clinton's administration and is currently a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, recommended that Trump's opponents "[r]eveal his moral loathsomeness."
But public opinion will be measuring the loathsomeness of the Beatles against the importance of Britain credibly defending human rights abroad.
By all means put a villain in your story, but does he have to be such a caricature of loathsomeness?
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. In this system, the chasm between white and black women's experiences grew even more profound.
A loathsomeness that was to be forever in my daily work!
Natural history texts embroidered with exotic myths both informed, and were augmented by, sensational reports of the alleged loathsomeness, rapacity, dangerousness and cowardice of crocodiles from European travellers and later settlers across Africa.