loathsomeness loathsomeness


  • (n) the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions


  1. He is the Id aching for the Ideal, loathsomeness wanting to be loved, unknown fear reaching up to touch or break our hearts.
  2. At least the lost boys in the other movies have authentic problems and they don't suggest, as North does, that American loathsomeness has reached universal proportions.
  3. They fascinate because they reconcile exquisite refinement with total loathsomeness with an ease that suggests some chilling, unspoken connection between the two.


  1. Vollmann writes, "Poverty equals invisibility, except when poverty insists on itself, shouting out its loathsomeness. The dead are gone, invisible to us, but that's because we bury them in the ground where we won't have to smell them. -- Why is an...
    on Mar 17, 2007 By: William T Vollmann Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Olaudah Equiano, a slave captured from Iboland in Nigeria by the British and carried to Barbados in the 1770s, wrote that the "loathsomeness of the stench" and "brutal cruelty" of the white people on his passage to Barbados led him to "wish...
    on Nov 26, 2006 By: Olaudah Equiano Source: Independent

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