Examples of loathsome in a Sentence
we traced the foul smell to a pile of loathsome garbage by the back wall
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As a conglomerate of evil villains, The Hand boasts Sigourney Weaver as the loathsome Alexandra, Wai Ching Ho as Gao with the bone-chilling grin, and Yutaka Takeuchi as Murakami, who also smiles maniacally a lot.
One of the most loathsome critiques of consent culture is that explicit consent takes the thrill out of seduction.
And call on the GOP as passionately as possible: impeach this loathsome misogynist racist.
The U.S.–Saudi preference for regime change and demotic movements (no matter how loathsome) has been a gift to extremists everywhere.
Many of the abusers regard criticism of their loathsome behaviour as an invitation to redouble their efforts.
Oh, the vulgarity, the venality, the small-minded nastiness of those loathsome souls now crowding the stage at the Duke on 42nd Street.
In the growing disappointment, a few resorted to behavior that went far beyond disappointing to vile and loathsome.
The jokes are borne out of pure loathing, spat directly at loathsome people, with no moment of reprieve.
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Origin and Etymology of loathsome
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsabhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, disgusting, distasteful, dreadful, evil, foul, fulsome, gross, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, offensive, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noxious, obnoxious, obscene, odious, rancid, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, shocking, sickening, ugly
Related Wordsexceptionable, objectionable; brackish, disagreeable, dislikable (also dislikeable), unpleasant; contemptible, despicable, detestable, hard, hateful; unhealthy, unsavory, unwholesome; execrable, lousy, miserable; atrocious, frightful, ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome (also grewsome), heinous, horrendous, horrific, horrifying, lurid, macabre, monstrous, nightmarish, shocking, sick, sickish, sickly, terrible, unspeakable, vile; off-putting, undesirable, unwanted, unwelcome; barbarous, unchristian, uncivilized, ungodly, unholy; distressing, disturbing, upsetting
Near Antonymsacceptable, agreeable, alluring, appealing, attractive, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, desirable, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, gratifying, heavenly, inviting, likable (or likeable), luscious, nice, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, welcome; unexceptionable, unobjectionable; healthful, healthy, restorative, salubrious, salutary, wholesome
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