adjective loath·some \ˈlōth-səm, ˈth-\

: causing feelings of hatred or disgust : very bad

Full Definition of LOATHSOME

:  giving rise to loathing :  disgusting
loath·some·ly adverb
loath·some·ness noun

Examples of LOATHSOME

  1. <we traced the foul smell to a pile of loathsome garbage by the back wall>


Middle English lothsum, from loth evil, from Old English lāth, from lāth, adjective
First Known Use: 14th century
LOATHSOME Defined for Kids


adjective loath·some \ˈlōth-səm, ˈth-\

Definition of LOATHSOME for Kids

:  very unpleasant :  offensive <He could eat anything, no matter how loathsome … — Jack London, The Call of the Wild>


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