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odious adj : unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke [syn: abominable, detestable, execrable]

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Etymology

Via French odieux, "odious", from Latin odiosus, from odium, "hate", -osus, "-ous", from odisse, "to hate".

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Adjective

  1. Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure.
    Scrubbing the toilet is an odious task.

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