American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Arousing loathing; abhorrent. See Synonyms at offensive.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Such as to cause loathing or excite disgust; disgusting; odious; detestable.
- Synonyms Nauseous, nauseating, revolting, sickening, abominable, hateful.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Fitted to cause loathing; exciting disgust; disgusting.
- adj. causing or able to cause nausea
- adj. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
- From Middle English lothsum, as if loath + -some. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English lothsome : loth, hateful; see loath + -som, adj. suff.; see -some1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“$56,000 in May 2009 alone, also considered what he called the loathsome prospect of working for BP in the cleanup, but his boat was rejected.”
“Writ large throughout these dire exercises, however, is a single word, a word loathsome in its enormity, the dreadful and dire “stakeholder”.”
“Did those of them who escaped the missiles of their enemies or survived the dying decreed against them by their brutal enemies in loathsome jails and prison ships, are they not all gone?”
“I have already mastered, in loathsome persecutions and ignoble misfortunes, what would have killed most men; but there has been no dignity; no glory; I have only succeeded in avoiding being stifled and swallowed up in stinking mire.”
“A shameful destruction: He shall perish like his own dung or dunghill, so loathsome is he to God and all good men, and so willing will the world be to part with him, Ps. cxix.”
“British actor COLIN FIRTH finds small children "loathsome" - despite having three kids of his own.”
“I have to remember to call the loathsome people in Washington neocons - or better yet, fascists - as opposed to conservatives, since they are not interested in conserving anything.”
“Mieville's main characters are often conflicted, impulsive, selfish, and wonderfully complex, but they end up fighting against forces that are entirely loathsome, which is a cop-out.”
“You have raised the veil from a corner of your great world -- your London -- and have shown me a glimpse of what I might call loathsome, but which I prefer calling _strange_.”
“Occasionally they're also informed by what she has seen on DVDs, namely the loathsome”
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