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Definition of Odious

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

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

Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
Claude Pepper

I know no man who feels deeper disgust than I do at the ambition, avarice, and profligacy of the priesthood, as well because every one of these vices is odious in itself, as because each of them separately and all of them together are utterly abhorrent in men making profession of a life dedicated to God.
Francesco Guicciardini

What makes tar sands particularly odious is that the energy you get out in the end, per unit carbon dioxide, is poor. It's equivalent to burning coal in your automobile.
James Hansen
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Odious Translations

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