O"di*ous (?), a. [L. odiosus, from odium hatred: cf. F. odieux. See Odium.]


Hateful; deserving or receiving hatred; as, an odious name, system, vice.

"All wickedness will be most odious."


He rendered himself odious to the Parliament. Clarendon.


Causing or provoking hatred, repugnance, or disgust; offensive; disagreeable; repulsive; as, an odious sight; an odious smell.


The odious side of that polity. Macaulay.

Syn. -- Hateful; detestable; abominable; disgusting; loathsome; invidious; repulsive; forbidding; unpopular.

-- O"di*ous`ly. adv. -- O"di*ous*ness, n.


© Webster 1913.

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