loathsome

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

Definition of loathsome

  1. :  giving rise to loathing :  disgusting <a loathsome disease> <Smoking is a loathsome habit.>

loathsomely

adverb

loathsomeness

noun

Examples of loathsome in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of loathsome

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


First Known Use: 14th century


LOATHSOME Defined for English Language Learners

loathsome

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

Definition of loathsome for English Language Learners

  • : causing feelings of hatred or disgust : very bad


LOATHSOME Defined for Kids

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

Definition of loathsome for Students

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



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