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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 odi·ous /ˈodiəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·di·ous a.
 1. Hateful; deserving or receiving hatred; as, an odious name, system, vice. “All wickedness will be most odious.”
    He rendered himself odious to the Parliament.   --Clarendon.
 2. Causing or provoking hatred, repugnance, or disgust; offensive; disagreeable; repulsive; as, an odious sight; an odious smell.
    The odious side of that polity.   --Macaulay.
 Syn: -- Hateful; detestable; abominable; disgusting; loathsome; invidious; repulsive; forbidding; unpopular.
 -- O*di*ous*ly. adv. -- O*di*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of
            prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes";
            "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke
            [syn: abominable, detestable, execrable]