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3 definitions found
 for loathsome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Loathsome \Loath"some\, a.
     Fitted to cause loathing; exciting disgust; disgusting; as, a
     loathsome disease.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The most loathsome and deadly forms of infection.
                                                    --Macaulay.
     -- Loath"some*ly. adv. -- Loath"some*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  loathsome
      adj 1: causing or able to cause nausea; "a nauseating smell";
             "nauseous offal"; "a sickening stench" [syn:
             nauseating, nauseous, noisome, queasy,
             loathsome, offensive, sickening, vile]
      2: highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting
         smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the
         idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a
         wicked stench" [syn: disgusting, disgustful,
         distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent,
         repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked,
         yucky]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "loathsome":
     abhorrent, abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, base, beastly,
     below contempt, beneath contempt, blameworthy, brutal,
     contemptible, crude, deplorable, despicable, detestable, dire,
     disgusting, dreadful, egregious, enormous, execrable, fetid,
     filthy, flagrant, forbidding, foul, frightful, fulsome, ghastly,
     grievous, grisly, gross, gruesome, hateful, heinous, hideous,
     horrible, horrid, ignoble, infamous, invidious, lamentable, lousy,
     malodorous, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic, monstrous, nasty,
     nauseating, nefarious, noisome, notorious, noxious, objectionable,
     obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, outrageous, pitiable,
     pitiful, rank, rebarbative, regrettable, repellent, repelling,
     reprehensible, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rotten, sad,
     scandalous, schlock, scurvy, shabby, shameful, shocking, shoddy,
     sickening, sordid, squalid, stinking, terrible, too bad, unclean,
     vile, villainous, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched
  
  

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