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1. Arousing or deserving hatred or strong dislike. See Synonyms at hateful.
2. Extremely unpleasant; repulsive: an odious smell. See Synonyms at offensive.

[Middle English, from Old French odieus, from Latin odiōsus, from odium, hatred; see odium.]

o′di·ous·ly adv.
o′di·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.odiously - in an offensive and hateful mannerodiously - in an offensive and hateful manner; "I don't know anyone who could have behaved so abominably"
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[ˈəʊdɪəslɪ] ADVodiosamente, de forma detestable


(ˈəudiəs) adjective
hateful; disgusting. She is an odious young woman.
ˈodiously adverb
ˈodiousness noun
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I'm afraid you'll think me odiously intrusive, but you know I MUST have a garden--upon my honor I must
Her phrases, so bald and few, constantly repeated, showed the emptiness of her mind; he recalled her vulgar little laugh at the jokes of the musical comedy; and he remembered the little finger carefully extended when she held her glass to her mouth; her manners like her conversation, were odiously genteel.
Casaubon seemed to be stupidly undiscerning and odiously unjust.
If you will be odiously, demnebly, outrIgeously jealous, my soul,' said Mr Mantalini, 'you will be very miserable--horrid miserable-- demnition miserable.
Mr Clennam,' said Mrs Gowan, 'apart from the happiness I have in becoming known to you, though in this odiously inconvenient place-- a mere barrack--there is a subject on which I am dying to speak to you.
But he had gone too far and saw no other way out of the ridiculous position than to behave odiously.
He had odiously watchful eyes--eyes that looked skilled in peeping through key-holes.
These taboos were odiously breached on Wednesday night.
The electoral process is odiously skewed and undermines democracy.
In 2008, after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Indian fiction writer Shyam Bhatia, in his dubious publication 'Goodbye Shahzadi' tried to odiously surmise that Benazir Bhutto had contributed to nuclear proliferation by carrying two CDs with the nuclear program inscribed on them in her overcoat pocket, during her state visit to Pyongyang.
As the ousted dictator is deified on the resting grounds reserved only for the supposedly decent and the brave, his memory will odiously be perpetuated for 'the inspiration and emulation of this generation and of generations still unborn.
The choice of words throughout the videos creates an image of environmentalists as self-serving, misguided individuals who odiously attack the Nature's Nation self-evident truth of capitalism as the natural order of things.