Adjective "loathsome" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Causing hatred or disgust; repulsive.
  1. 'On this bill, the governor's was the kind of calculation that makes him so distinctly loathsome a character.'
  2. 'The rest of the morning he flapped from nest to pole to river and back again, trying to rid himself of what was now a loathsome burden.'
  3. 'As the heavy door fell into place he felt thud after thud after sickening thud as the loathsome creatures outside crashed into the building.'
  4. 'It was loathsome, it was disgusting, and it was a feeling that Laurel had never experienced.'
  5. 'But I never did find out what anyone found in her that was so loathsome.'
  6. 'We punish because the criminal act was loathsome and the criminal himself hateful.'
  7. 'Of course, not all unnamed sources in newspaper stories are loathsome or immediately suspect.'
  8. 'He's a considerably despicable anti-hero, and a more loathsome character is scarcely imaginable.'
  9. 'I find the notion of the proposed boycott loathsome and frightening.'
  10. 'Faced with this loathsome infestation, I realised the world needed to hear a different kind of voice - the dour voice of Calvinism.'


1. causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive: a loathsome skin disease.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be loathsome to people."

"people can be loathsome in eyes."

"people can be loathsome in beds."

"people can be loathsome."

"manners can be loathsome."

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Middle English: from archaic loath ‘disgust, loathing’ + -some.