Definition for O'DI-OUS

O'DI-OUS, a. [L. odiosus, from odi, I hated, Eng. hate.]

  1. Hateful; deserving hatred. It expresses something less than detestable and abominable; as, an odious name; odious vice. All wickedness is odious. Sprat.
  2. Offensive to the senses; disgusting; as, an odious sight; an odious smell.
  3. Causing hate; invidious; as, to utter odious truth.
  4. Exposed to hatred; hated. He rendered himself odious to the parliament. Clarendon.

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