Definition of Loathsome

1. Adjective. Causing or able to cause nausea. "A sickening stench"


2. Adjective. Highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust. "A wicked stench"

Definition of Loathsome

1. a. Fitted to cause loathing; exciting disgust; disgusting.

Definition of Loathsome

1. Adjective. highly offensive; sickening, abominable ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Loathsome

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loathsome

loathers
loathes
loathest
loatheth
loathful
loathiest
loathing
loathingly
loathings
loathlier
loathliest
loathliness
loathly
loathness
loathnesses
loathsome (current term)
loathsomely
loathsomeness
loathsomenesses
loathy
loave
loaved
loaves
loaving
lob
lob jam
lob wedge
lob wedges
lobar
lobar bronchi

Literary usage of Loathsome

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1. The Lancet (1842)
"... to state the result of my experience, as regards the cure of scrofula, a loathsome discale, which arises from weakness of constitution ; it is, in fact, ..."

2. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"It is not pleasant, for instance, to find Hazlitt characterized as a "loathsome dunce," or Leigh Hunt described as "holding his stinking breath;'* to see ..."

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