loathsome loathsome  /ˈloʊð səm/


  1. (adj) causing or able to cause nausea
  2. (adj) highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust


  1. But the reality is that commenting either attracts loathsome people or somehow causes ordinary people to express themselves in a way that is loathsome.
  2. Lopez is a monster more instructively loathsome than any old 7-ft.
  3. Ralphie was a fellow of infinite jest but few other redeeming qualities, and Pantoliano played him with a loathsome relish that made him irresistible.



  1. Fry wrote: "I gather a repulsive nobody writing in a paper no one of any decency would be seen dead with has written something loathsome and inhumane. Disgusted with Daily Mail's Jan Moir? Complain where it matters. She breaches 1,3,5 & 12 of the...
    on Oct 16, 2009 By: Stephen Fry Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "What happened, I swear to God and God is a witness, was loathsome for us," Meshal said. "It is like a medicine pill that we were forced to swallow."
    on Jul 18, 2007 By: Khaled Mashaal Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Howard told Parliament it was "quite unacceptable" that "money coming from AWB Ltd. ended up in the pockets of the loathsome Saddam Hussein regime."
    on Oct 31, 2005 By: John Howard Source: International Herald Tribune

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/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /