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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

Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
Claude Pepper

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

I think comparisons are odious.
John Madden

My feeling is that the hero has now been defined by phrases like the odious one that we were all raised with - crimes does not pay. Of course it pays, you schmuck. That's not why we don't do it. We don't do it because it is wrong.
Frank Miller
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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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