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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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Noun1.odiousness - the quality of being offensive
blatancy - the property of being both obvious and offensive; "the blatancy of his attempt to whitewash the crime was unforgivable"
unpleasantness - the quality of giving displeasure; "the recent unpleasantness of the weather"
repulsiveness, loathsomeness, lousiness, sliminess, vileness, wickedness - the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions; "the vileness of his language surprised us"
hatefulness, objectionableness, obnoxiousness - the quality of being hateful
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(ˈəudiəs) adjective
hateful; disgusting. She is an odious young woman.
ˈodiously adverb
ˈodiousness noun
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The whisper that my master was my father, may or may not be true; and, true or false, it is of but little con- sequence to my purpose whilst the fact remains, in all its glaring odiousness, that slaveholders have ordained, and by law established, that the children of slave women shall in all cases follow the condi- tion of their mothers; and this is done too obviously to administer to their own lusts, and make a grati- fication of their wicked desires profitable as well as pleasurable; for by this cunning arrangement, the slaveholder, in cases not a few, sustains to his slaves the double relation of master and father.
"He was the more confirmed in this opinion, because, he observed, that as I agreed in every feature of my body with other YAHOOS, except where it was to my real disadvantage in point of strength, speed, and activity, the shortness of my claws, and some other particulars where nature had no part; so from the representation I had given him of our lives, our manners, and our actions, he found as near a resemblance in the disposition of our minds." He said, "the YAHOOS were known to hate one another, more than they did any different species of animals; and the reason usually assigned was, the odiousness of their own shapes, which all could see in the rest, but not in themselves.
In presence of the Debt Limitation Act (2005), all debts contracted over its '60pc-of-GDP' limit are prima facie illegal debts, meeting all three conditions of odiousness, and therefore not the legal obligation of the people of Pakistan.
While we may live in a world that dehumanizes people based on levels of melanin, we can still rise above and beyond such odiousness to do the work of legacy-building.
The Palace maintained that 'like all lies, the sinister online videos have been stripped of its falsity and laid bare to the public its odiousness.'
"Like all lies, the sinister online videos have been stripped of its falsity and laid bare to the public its odiousness. As we have previously stated the fraud has been undressed naked and the perpetrators unmasked," he added.
Not because fascists are good, but because the poet is denouncing them whde sitting behind his brick-oven, because the odiousness of fascists is better suited for newspapers, because no one actually needs another stilted proclamation of hatred for fascists, though the editors and even the public apparently feel like someone still needs it.
The intensity of their loathing takes the form of using Trump's odiousness to make a prima facie case against allowing conservatism to be defined and defiled by him.
The underlying odiousness of the gun violence -- both regular and ray -- in "Kin" is particularly questionable given its PG-13 rating.
(109) Unfortunately, the judge did not explain her ruling, but suggested "that opportunistic bias crimes were of equivalent odiousness to crimes of pure hate and thus could be subsumed under a statute that mainly criminalized the latter." (110)
Despite the odiousness she observes in the hunters and the faults she recalls in her mother, she recognizes that others are a necessity.
(33) But then the dissent seems oblivious to its own unfounded bias toward an entire class of persons and the odiousness of that generalized classification to our constitutional principles requiring "probable cause" rather than assumptions of guilt: