Word of the Day – Odious

Word of the Day : October 13, 2021


adjective OH-dee-us

What It Means

Odious means “causing strong hatred or dislike.”

// The biography is an in-depth account of one of the most odious serial killers in American history.

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“There are probably few things more emotion-laden and odious as taxes. But for a society to function for the common good, they are a necessary evil.” — William P. Cawley, The Richmond (Virginia) Times Dispatch, 15 Sept. 2021

Did You Know?

Odious comes from Latin odiosus; that adjective is from the word for “hatred,” odiumOdium is related to the English verb annoy, and it is used in English to mean “hatred” or “disgrace.”