loathsomely, adv.loathsomeness, n.
/lohdh"seuhm, lohth"-/, adj.
causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive: a loathsome skin disease.
[1250-1300; ME lothsom. See LOATH, -SOME1]
Syn. offensive, repellent, detestable, abhorrent, abominable.
Ant. attractive.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Loathsome — Loath some, a. Fitted to cause loathing; exciting disgust; disgusting; as, a loathsome disease. [1913 Webster] The most loathsome and deadly forms of infection. Macaulay. {Loath some*ly}. adv. {Loath some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loathsome — I adjective abhorrent, abject, abominable, accursed, annoying, appalling, atrocious base, below contempt, beneath contempt, blameworthy, contemptible, deplorable, despicable, detestable, disagreeable, disgusting, disliked, dissatisfactory,… …   Law dictionary

  • loathsome — (adj.) c.1300, foul, detestable, from LOATH (Cf. loath) in its older, stronger sense + SOME (Cf. some). Related: Loathsomely; loathsomeness …   Etymology dictionary

  • loathsome — *offensive, repulsive, repugnant, revolting Analogous words: abominable, abhorrent, detestable, odious, *hateful: repellent, *repugnant, distasteful, obnoxious, invidious Antonyms: engaging, inviting Contrasted words: attractive, alluring,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • loathsome — [adj] hateful abhorrent, abominable, beastly, bitchy*, creepy, deplorable, detestable, disgusting, execrable, gross, hideous, horrible, invidious, lousy, nasty, nauseating, obnoxious, odious, offensive, pesky, pestiferous, repellent, repugnant,… …   New thesaurus

  • loathsome — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing hatred or disgust. DERIVATIVES loathsomely adverb loathsomeness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • loathsome — [lōth′səm, lōth′səm] adj. [ME lothsum] causing loathing; disgusting; abhorrent; detestable loathsomely adv. loathsomeness n …   English World dictionary

  • loathsome — [[t]lo͟ʊðsəm[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or something as loathsome, you are indicating how much you dislike them or how much they disgust you. ...the loathsome spectacle we were obliged to witness …   English dictionary

  • loathsome — loath|some [ˈləuðsəm US ˈlouθ ] adj very unpleasant or cruel = ↑repulsive ▪ that loathsome little man …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • loathsome — adjective very unpleasant or cruel; disgusting: How I detest you, you loathsome creature! loathsomeness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.