loath|some [ˈləuðsəm US ˈlouθ-] adj
very unpleasant or cruel
that loathsome little man

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  • 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 — 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,… …   Universalium

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

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