One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a thoroughly obnoxious man’
unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty, distasteful, offensive, objectionable, unsavoury, unpalatable, dislikeable, off-putting, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, revolting, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, disgusting, odious, vile, foul, abhorrent, loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, sickening, hateful, detestable, execrable, abominable, insufferable, intolerable, unacceptable, despicable, contemptible, beyond the pale, poisonous, noxious, obscene, base, hideous, scabrous
informal ghastly, horrible, horrid, gruesome, gross, putrid, sick-making, yucky, God-awful
British informal beastly
Northern Irish informal bogging
North American informal skanky
archaic disgustful, loathly
delightful, pleasant, charming
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