What is another word for loathsomeness?

Pronunciation: [lˈə͡ʊθsʌmnəs] (IPA)

Loathsomeness is synonymous with disgust, abhorrence, repugnance, revulsion, detestation, aversion, repulsion, abomination, hatred, and odium. Each of these words conveys a feeling of intense dislike or aversion towards something or someone. "Disgust" refers to a feeling of strong disapproval or revulsion towards something offensive or repugnant. "Repugnance" denotes a strong aversion towards something that is incompatible or contradictory. "Abhorrence" refers to a feeling of intense hatred towards something that is morally reprehensible or detestable. "Odium" implies intense hatred or contempt towards someone or something. In summary, the synonyms for loathsomeness depict negative feelings towards something or someone that is repulsive or morally reprehensible.

What are the hypernyms for Loathsomeness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Loathsomeness?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for loathsomeness?

Loathsomeness is a feeling or quality of being disgusting, repulsive, or unpleasant, and its opposite in meaning is pleasantness. If something is loathsome, its opposite could be attractive or appealing. If someone finds a place or thing loathsome, they may find some places or things delightful. Similarly, if something is abominable, then its opposite will be desirable. Gruesomeness, hideousness, or horror are other synonyms for loathsomeness, and their antonyms could be attractiveness, beauty, or grace. Therefore, loathsomeness stands for the opposite of beauty and grace, just as evil stands for the reverse of goodness and kindness.

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Usage examples for Loathsomeness

In such a mental condition the sense of what her husband was must have exasperated her imagination quite as much as his actual loathsomeness must have repelled her feelings; the knowledge of the frightful moral and intellectual fall of Charles Edward must have been as bad as the filthy place to which he had fallen.
"The Countess of Albany"
Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
After this, pretty Marcia Fenton, who, before Ethelyn came to town, had ridden oftenest after the black horses owned by Harry, tossed her curls when he came near, and arched her eyebrows in a manner rather distasteful to the young man; while Ella Backus turned her back upon him, and in his hearing gave frequent lectures on intemperance and its loathsomeness.
"Ethelyn's Mistake"
Mary Jane Holmes
They were arrested in great numbers and crowded into a prison the loathsomeness of which was itself a horrible torture.
"Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10)"
Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll

Famous quotes with Loathsomeness

  • Soon after this the blacks who brought me on board went off, and left me abandoned to despair. I now saw myself deprived of all chance of returning to my native country, or even the least glimpse of hope of gaining the shore, which I now considered as friendly; and I even wished for my former slavery in preference to my present situation, which was filled with horrors of every kind, still heightened by my ignorance of what I was to undergo. I was not long suffered to indulge my grief; I was soon put down under the decks, and there I received such a salutation in my nostrils as I had never experienced in my life: so that, with the loathsomeness of the stench, and crying together, I became so sick and low that I was not able to eat, nor had I the least desire to taste any thing. I now wished for the last friend, death, to relieve me; but soon, to my grief, two of the white men offered me eatables; and, on my refusing to eat, one of them held me fast by the hands, and laid me across I think the windlass, and tied my feet, while the other flogged me severely. I had never experienced any thing of this kind before; and although, not being used to the water, I naturally feared that element the first time I saw it, yet nevertheless, could I have got over the nettings, I would have jumped over the side, but I could not; and, besides, the crew used to watch us very closely who were not chained down to the decks, lest we should leap into the water: and I have seen some of these poor African prisoners most severely cut for attempting to do so, and hourly whipped for not eating. This indeed was often the case with myself.
    Olaudah Equiano
  • Oh, yes ... I'm really frightfully human and love all mankind, and all that sort of thing. Mankind is truly amusing, when kept at the proper distance. And common men, if well-behaved, are really quite useful. One is a cynick only when one thinks. At such times the herd seems a bit disgusting because each member of it is always trying to hurt somebody else, or gloating because somebody else is hurt. Inflicting pain seems to be the chief sport of persons whose tastes and interests run to ordinary events and direct pleasures and rewards of life—the animalistic or (if one may use a term so polluted with homoletick associations) people of our absurd civilisation. ....... I may be human, all right, but not quite human enough to be glad at the misfortune of anybody. I am rather sorry (not outwardly but genuinely so) when disaster befalls a person—sorry because it gives the herd so much pleasure. ... The natural hatefulness and loathsomeness of the human beast may be overcome only in a few specimens of fine heredity and breeding, by a transference of interests to abstract spheres and a consequent sublimation of the universal sadistic fury. All that is good in man is artificial; and even that good is very slight and unstable, since nine out of ten non-primitive people proceed at once to capitalise their asceticism and vent their sadism by a Victorian brutality and scorn towards all those who do not emulate their pose. Puritans are probably more contemptible than primitive beasts, though neither class deserves much respect.
    H. P. Lovecraft

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