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Synonyms for loathsomeness

the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions

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5) In Barbara's mind, Edmond's repulsive origins are what scar his once lovely face; she projects abjection and degeneracy upon him - poverty, loathsomeness, and death.
Garcia uses every ounce of charisma he possesses to get us to like the frankly unlikeable Gary Starke, a ticket scalper (or tout to us) who's a strange mix of principles and loathsomeness.
His drunkenness and secret yearnings for his first love (Juno Temple) are cursorily handled, as if being checked off a list, while his sheer loathsomeness doesn't have time to develop.
His drunkenness and his secret yearnings for his first love ( Juno Temple) are cursorily handled, as if being checked off a list, while his sheer loathsomeness, fulsomely covered in the novel, doesn't have time to develop.
It says something about the loathsomeness of the show's other characters that you often find yourself rooting for her.
He felt so great a loathsomeness for all his past life, especially for the deeds of the flesh, that it seemed to him that all the images that had been previously imprinted on his mind were now erased.
Yet as Joseph Crespino demonstrates in his outstanding biography, Strom Thurmond's America, it is precisely Thurmond's loathsomeness on racial issues that obscures his larger role in American politics.
It's a large flask, Rick, and as I gulped down its contents I really was reflecting on your admonishments a while back, thinking hard about the success you've had as a sober, somber, capable man, and it sickened me, this thought that someone could upend the flask, to carelessly deploy a figure of speech, just end it one day, become potent strong and wise, since I saw clearly in my class today that I will always loathe the hours of my day I give to whomever I've managed to persuade to give me money to perform some loathsome task, and if I had to face that loathsomeness without at least an hour, or on good nights, two, to anticipate of total if too-short relief I don't see what the point would be of doing it at all.
Shaped by these practices, then (the only causality offered other than his wife's loathsomeness and masochism), the physician and scientist murders his spouse, and, sentenced and transported, begins to study yellow fever in the hospital of the penal colony.
When she considers gender explicitly later on in her discussion of verses four and five, Rossetti's language certainly becomes excoriating; she describes Babylon as "this obscene woman" who could show "the particular foulness, degradation, loathsomeness, to which a perverse rebellious woman because feminine not masculine is liable" (p.
What makes "Underground" so intriguing is that it shows us the terrorist, ostensibly filled with disgust at the profound loathsomeness of human life, frantically trying to save himself from the doomed train.
When he considers the bed trick in All's Well That Ends Well in another chapter, he insists that it is not really a practical joke because Helena is too solemn and just not funny; but that of course depends entirely on the players, and especially on the loathsomeness of Bertram.
Most importantly, when faced with the "awful, blasphemous horror, and the unbelievable loathsomeness and moral foetor [that] came from the simple touches quite beyond the power of words to classify"; when confronted by Pickman's skill in "daemonic portraiture," whereby "the nauseous wizard had waked the fires of hell in pigment, and his brush had been a nightmare-spawning wand" (18-19); even the urbane viewer, represented by Pickman's colleagues, cannot look upon his work with the objectifying gaze common to an aesthetic contemplation of art.
At the end of the war, man's apathy, his smallness, and, indeed, his loathsomeness informed the prevailing view of events and consequences.
3E3v); so that humankind seems to be constantly teetering on an emotional see-saw between happiness and misery, delight and loathsomeness, sickness and health.