O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [oh-dee-uh s]
    • /ˈoʊ di əs/
    • /ˈəʊ.di.əs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-dee-uh s]
    • /ˈoʊ di əs/

Definitions of odious word

  • adjective odious deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable. 1
  • adjective odious highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting. 1
  • noun odious Extremely unpleasant; repulsive. 1
  • adjective odious hateful 1
  • adjective odious If you describe people or things as odious, you think that they are extremely unpleasant. 0
  • adjective odious offensive; repugnant 0

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Origin of odious

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin odiōsus, equivalent to od(ium) hatred, odium + -ōsus -ous

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Parts of speech for Odious


odious popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

odious usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for odious

adjective odious

  • hateful — arousing hate or deserving to be hated: the hateful oppression of dictators.
  • horrible — causing or tending to cause horror; shockingly dreadful: a horrible sight.
  • abhorrent — If something is abhorrent to you, you hate it very much or consider it completely unacceptable.
  • loathsome — causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive: a loathsome skin disease.
  • revolting — disgusting; repulsive: a revolting sight.

Antonyms for odious

adjective odious

  • delightful — If you describe something or someone as delightful, you mean they are very pleasant.
  • attractive — A person who is attractive is pleasant to look at.
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  • kind — of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person: a kind and loving person.
  • likeable — readily or easily liked; pleasing: a likable young man.

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