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loathsome

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

Simple Definition of loathsome

  • : causing feelings of hatred or disgust : very bad

Full Definition of loathsome

  1. :  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>



Origin of loathsome

Middle English lothsum, from loth evil, from Old English lāth, from lāth, adjective


First Known Use: 14th century



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