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Definition of "odious" []

  • Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure. See Synonyms at hateful. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "odious" in a sentence
  • "I guess the reason why I don't think Hannity's behavior was particularly "odious" is because I see it all the time."
  • "Falwell, on the other hand, fought for repugnant causes in odious ways."
  • "Past membership in odious organizations may not be relevant in Judge Alito's case, but it cuts both ways, so the next time the Republicans remind the Democrats once again that Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) used to belong to the Ku Klux Klan (which he acknowledges and has apologized and made amends for time and time again), we can then point to Judge Alito's membership in CAP."