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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for October 13, 2021 is:

odious • OH-dee-us  • adjective

Odious means “causing strong hatred or dislike.”

// The biography is an in-depth account of one of the most odious serial killers in American history.

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Examples:

“There are probably few things more emotion-laden and odious as taxes. But for a society to function for the common good, they are a necessary evil.” — William P. Cawley, The Richmond (Virginia) Times Dispatch, 15 Sept. 2021

Did you know?

Odious comes from Latin odiosus; that adjective is from the word for “hatred,” odium. Odium is related to the English verb annoy, and it is used in English to mean “hatred” or “disgrace.”

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