[ UK /lˈə‍ʊθsʌm/ ]
[ US /ˈɫoʊðsəm, ˈɫoʊθsəm/ ]
  1. causing or able to cause nausea
    nauseous offal
    a nauseating smell
    a sickening stench
  2. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    a disgusting smell
    a loathsome disease
    revolting food
    a wicked stench
    distasteful language
    the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
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How To Use loathsome In A Sentence

  • In private, feel free to vent your spleen, cry, denounce the other party as a loathsome cad.
  • Always enjoyable, Timothy Spall is fantastically weasel-like as the unmasked Peter Pettigrew, every bit as loathsome as can be expected.
  • I'd like to propose my own candidate for the most loathsome display of demagoguery in the past 25 years.
  • He's a completely loathsome and utterly shallow creep and I look forward to a swift garotting moment in the very near future. On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
  • What a loathsome creature he is!
  • As the heavy door fell into place he felt thud after thud after sickening thud as the loathsome creatures outside crashed into the building.
  • Set within the confines of a crumbling mansion, a child bride finds an unusual way to escape from her loathsome mill owner husband.
  • A thick paste smeared in the oven and left overnight makes that loathsome task easier without the need for chemical cleaners. Times, Sunday Times
  • Victims suffered from bad breath, a loathsome cadaverous stink from within according to one contemporary, and other symptoms included high fever, acute stomach pains and bluish black spots on the body.
  • My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly. Christianity Today
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