• WordNet 3.6
    • adv odiously in an offensive and hateful manner "I don't know anyone who could have behaved so abominably"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • odiously In an odious manner; hatefully; in a manner to deserve or excite hatred or dislike; so as to cause hate: as, to behave odiously.
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  • Claude D. Pepper
    Claude D. Pepper
    “Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Comparisons are odious.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    “To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Scientists have odious manners, except when you prop up their theory; then you can borrow money of them.”


In literature:

He always rendered an adversary odious by coupling him with some odious name.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
By such vices and by enormous cruelties, he became a burthen to himself, and odious to all mankind.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
Don't let these other odious women put pin-points into her, because she is so innocent, and all unused to this society.
"Beyond The Rocks" by Elinor Glyn
This is what ought to have been ascertained, before giving themselves up to such violent and odious imputations.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
To O'Brien's hate it loomed up immense and odious, like the form of a colossal enemy.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The king, without an organ, without privilege, without force, had merely the odious responsibility of anarchy.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
Security is always odious in a pleader, and a judge who is sensible of his authority tacitly demands respect.
"The Training of a Public Speaker" by Grenville Kleiser
Armenians are certainly an odious set of people, and their ingratitude is equalled by their meanness and greed.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
To receive them at the hazard of his life would be to make them odious.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
That which was odious to the eyes of Mr. Bonteen was to my thinking high and honourable conduct.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
You shall leave that odious regiment.
"Thackeray" by Anthony Trollope
However odious Vane and Lambert were to the Presbyterians, that party had no leisure to rejoice at their condemnation.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
The effect of these black walls, black furniture, black hangings, was odiously funereal.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
It was his advocacy that made the subject odious.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
Such an odious creature as he is, he will never find a heart on earth, if I were to blot him out of mine.
"The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano" by Ludwig Tieck
An odious position for youth to be placed in.
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
My life is odious to me!
"Old French Fairy Tales" by Comtesse de Ségur
And I won't have you speak of wills and such odious things.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
There were moments in which Mr. Moss loomed less odious before her eyes.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
The roads were so muddy as to render riding odious, and the streets so slimy that walking was really dangerous as well as disagreeable.
"Records of Later Life" by Frances Ann Kemble

In poetry:

And yet it's hard and passing strange
That one brief hour should sever us;
And that a broken pledge should change
Hearts for a thing so odious.
"Lines To Mr. ---" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
On the odious offenders enragëd she flew;
But she presently found to her cost
A tingling unlooked for, a pain that was new,
And rage was in agony lost.
"Weeding" by Charles Lamb
Like Sodom and Gomorrah, thou art grown,
Which never from their odious vices turn'd
(Or like Samariah's superstitious town)
Until at length to dust and ashes burn'd.
"Mr. Prichard's Complaint Of The Town Of Llandovery (The Author's Parish) And His Advice And Warning " by Rees Prichard
All other sinners strive their faults to hide,
Besides the leaden-headed sot alone:
But he must foolishly display full wide
Each odious sin and crime that he has done.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
He little knew the sly penurious art;
That odious art which Fortune's favourites know:
Form'd to bestow, he felt the warmest heart,
But envious Fate forbade him to bestow.
"Elegy III. On the Untimely Death of a Certain Learned Acquainance" by William Shenstone
Though thou shou'dst pray against that odious sin,
If thou dost not the dire temptation shun;
Thy pray'r to thee will not be worth a pin,
Because thou didst not from the tavern run.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard

In news:

It was an "odious, deadly subject" to the usually mild-mannered Charles Darwin.
You're competing with many fellow apes for a precious few sources of acceptable sustenance, rushing to, rushing through, rushing back to whatever odious treadmill you were on in the first place.
As expected, a Federal judge has rejected Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's attempt to withhold funds from the Brooklyn Museum of Art for exhibiting the odious Sensation exhibition.
Even the most odious deserve fair play .
Even the most odious deserve fair play.
The Odious Musings of Gunter Grass .
Mauritania called the killing in Mali of 16 preachers from a moderate Muslim sect a "barbaric massacre" and an "odious crime," in comments that underscore heightened tensions between the two neighboring nations.
1 million grant to city an odious bureaucratic mess.
Dismantling the GOP's Odious Philosophy of Voter Suppression.
Qaradawi's Odious Vision The "Arab Spring" and the treason of the intellectuals.
The Odious Musings of Gunter Grass.
Odious ally yet crucial crony, a man who could get things done, schooled in the murky political machinations of Afghanistan , power-broker in its shadowlands.
A three-judge panel of the conservative 2nd Circuit Court has struck down the odious Defense of Marriage Act on a 2-1 vote.
A clan contest to choose her husband proves odious, so Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) flees into the forest, where a witch grants her a wish.
Today the Senate voted 65-31 to repeal the odious "don't ask, don't tell" policy.