Simple Definition of odious
: causing hatred or strong dislike
Examples of odious
Two of them—his mother Livia and his odious sister Janice—were at heart killers like himself. —Geoffrey O'Brien, New York Review of Books, 16 Aug. 2007
He learned an important lesson some years ago in Panama. Manuel Antonio Noriega was too odious even for Carter, who shunned the Panamanian strongman in the run-up to the 1989 ballot there. —Jim Wooten, New York Times Magazine, 29 Jan 1995
But, alas, I know the real me, the me with the soft, round stomach and the love handles, odious first cousins to the paunch. —Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated, 30 July 1990
It was one of the most odious crimes of recent history.
<an odious and unforgivable insult>
Origin of odious
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin odiosus, from odium (see odium)
First Known Use: 14th century
ODIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of odious
: causing hatred or strong dislike : worthy of hatred
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