One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the odious methods they had used to suppress dissent’
revolting, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, disgusting, offensive, objectionable, vile, foul, abhorrent, loathsome, nauseating, nauseous, sickening, hateful, detestable, execrable, abominable, monstrous, appalling, reprehensible, deplorable, insufferable, intolerable, unacceptable, despicable, contemptible, beyond the pale, unspeakable, poisonous, noxious, obscene, base, hideous, grisly, gruesome, horrendous, heinous, atrocious, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, obnoxious, unsavoury, unpalatable, unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty, distasteful, dislikeable, off-putting, displeasing
informal ghastly, horrible, horrid, gross, putrid, sick-making, yucky, God-awful
British informal beastly
Northern Irish informal bogging
North American informal skanky
archaic disgustful, scurvy, loathly
delightful, pleasant, agreeable, charming
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