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Synonyms for loathsomeness

the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions

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Not only does his name indicate his loathsomeness but his repulsion is further emphasized by frequent references to A lucky leaf that made the monsoons come on time.
It says something about the loathsomeness of the show's other characters that you often find yourself rooting for her.
1st YOUNG MAN And there's Prolazov, celebrated For loathsomeness of soul--a clown.
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.
See how Aseem tried to make us all see the enormity and loathsomeness of the problem facing the nation.
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.
And his loathsomeness too was abject, so that a simply disgusting person would have appeared noble by his side" (267).
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.
Among these is Verdenius's, which regards 'male and female' as "an aspect of the fundamental pair of contraries, Darkness and Light" (1964: 7), and Taran's, where commentary on B12 is limited to Parmenides' astronomical and anthropological (specifically psychological and physiological) theories (1965: 231-68); but neither of these scholars deal with the loathsomeness or miserableness of birth in 12.
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.
All four characters could easily have tipped over into grotesque loathsomeness, but Warchus and his impeccable ensemble make them just pretentious, unfeeling and self-absorbed enough to get under the skin while still sharing traits with most moderately well-heeled New Yorkers.
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.