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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Teixeira's Octavio is an especially memorable incarnation of banal evil, a loathsome creep whose sociopathic tendencies are exaggerated to a highly amusing degree.
Manafort and Gates may be shady businessmen and guilty of a slew of loathsome white-collar criminal activities.
The war’s proponents deploy propaganda with all the loathsome rhetoric of the white supremacist alt-right; the war’s atrocities are Mengelean in scope and grotesquerie.
Meanwhile, commuters with horror stories about plopping down on a CTA seat soaked with a loathsome liquid aren't hard to come by.
No! Those loathsome interlopers are consummately evil.
Creating a truly loathsome villain takes special craft, and the well-mannered, pious one at the center of Dawn King's 2011 one-act paranoiac drama is a real doozy.
McMaster’s argument appears to rest on a false premise: that a brutal, loathsome dictator can’t also be a rational actor.
Foley’s Agamemnon, the play’s most tragic figure, doesn’t emerge as either particularly loathsome or particularly sympathetic.
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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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