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Webster 1828 Edition


Loathsomeness

LOATHSOMENESS

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Noun.
The quality which excites disgust, hatred or abhorrence.

Definition 2022


loathsomeness

loathsomeness

English

Noun

loathsomeness (countable and uncountable, plural loathsomenesses)

  1. The property or nature that gives rise to revulsion, that inspires loathing.
    • 1813, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Queen Mab, I:
      Must putrefaction’s breath / Leave nothing of this heavenly sight / But loathsomeness and ruin?
  2. (countable) A loathsome thing.
    • H. P. Lovecraft
      After it raced the naked, tittering, phosphorescent thing that belonged on the carven pedestal, and still farther behind panted the dark men, and all the dread crew of sentient loathsomenesses. The corpse was gaining on its pursuers []