Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being loathsome, or of exciting strong dislike or disgust.

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  • noun The property or nature that gives rise to revulsion, that inspires loathing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions

Etymologies

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loathsome +‎ -ness

Examples

  • There's plenty of meanness, pettiness, selfishness, and loathsomeness out there; let's focus some attention on the greatness.

    Arianna Huffington: Introducing HuffPost's Greatest Person of the Day: Lessons in Creativity, Generosity and Passion

  • That there might have been reasons for his loathsomeness that invite sympathy doesn't change the fact that he was an obnoxious drunk, an emotional bully and sadist, a sexual predator, a rotten husband and an alternately cruel and neglectful father, and it wasn't as though, like Hemingway, he punctuated his awfulness with acts of heroism and generosity.

    O Youth and Beauty!

  • That there might have been reasons for his loathsomeness that invite sympathy doesn't change the fact that he was an obnoxious drunk, an emotional bully and sadist, a sexual predator, a rotten husband and an alternately cruel and neglectful father, and it wasn't as though, like Hemingway, he punctuated his awfulness with acts of heroism and generosity.

    Lance Mannion:

  • There's plenty of meanness, pettiness, selfishness, and loathsomeness out there; let's focus some attention on the greatness.

    Arianna Huffington: Introducing HuffPost's Greatest Person of the Day: Lessons in Creativity, Generosity and Passion

  • The call came from the Department of Dunning, a bewildered soul who kept repeating that our August payment was due even as I ventilated on the subject of the check the bank has acknowledged and, more important, cashed and, more broadly, the perfidy and general loathsomeness of her employer.

    Alfred Gingold: CHASE HOME WEASEL UPDATE

  • This is how it must have begun with all of the people she has come to fall in love with, the murderers and the monsters, the celebrities whose loathsomeness radiates from the television screen.

    The Uses of Enchantment

  • But aside from the loathsomeness of Levy's no-holds-barred campaign against undocumented workers, Cox's theory made some sense.

    Dan Collins: GOP Sticks With Rick for Governor

  • For me, he's rescued from total loathsomeness by the way he responded to House in serious pain.

    Slowly recovering

  • But aside from the loathsomeness of Levy's no-holds-barred campaign against undocumented workers, Cox's theory made some sense.

    Dan Collins: GOP Sticks With Rick for Governor

  • The call came from the Department of Dunning, a bewildered soul who kept repeating that our August payment was due even as I ventilated on the subject of the check the bank has acknowledged and, more important, cashed and, more broadly, the perfidy and general loathsomeness of her employer.

    Alfred Gingold: CHASE HOME WEASEL UPDATE

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