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Definition of Odious


  1. Hateful; deserving or receiving hatred; as, an odious name, system, vice.
  2. Causing or provoking hatred, repugnance, or disgust; offensive; disagreeable; repulsive; as, an odious sight; an odious smell.

Odious Quotations

A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists.
Honore de Balzac

Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
Thomas Szasz

To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.
Virginia Woolf

Sorrow makes an ugly face odious.
Samuel Richardson

Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
Claude Pepper
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Odious Translations

odious in French is odieux
odious in Italian is odioso
odious in Spanish is odioso

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