loathsome

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lothsum, from Old English *lāþsum, from Proto-West Germanic *laiþsam, equivalent to loath +‎ -some. Cognate with Middle Low German lêtsam (arduous), German leidsam (sad, sorry).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈləʊð.səm/, /ˈləʊθ.səm/

AdjectiveEdit

loathsome (comparative more loathsome, superlative most loathsome)

  1. Highly offensive; abominable, sickening.

Usage notesEdit

  • Nouns to which "loathsome" is often applied: disease, creature, thing, person, man, woman, dungeon, place, world, smell, act.

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