from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure. See Synonyms at hateful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Hateful; deserving or receiving hatred.
- adj. Causing or provoking hatred, repugnance, or disgust; offensive; disagreeable; repulsive
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hateful or deserving of hatred; offensive; disgusting; causing or exciting hatred, dislike, disgust, or repugnance; repulsive; disagreeable; unpleasant: as, an odious person; an odious sight or smell.
- Hated; regarded with aversion or repugnance; obnoxious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unequivocally detestable
Middle English, from Old French odieus, from Latin odiōsus, from odium, hatred; see odium.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Via French odieux, "odious", from Latin odiosus, from odium, "hate", -osus, "-ous", from odisse, "to hate". (Wiktionary)