loathsomeness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From loathsome +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

loathsomeness (uncountable)

  1. The property or nature that gives rise to revulsion, that inspires loathing.
    • 1813, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Queen Mab, I:
      Must putrefaction’s breath / Leave nothing of this heavenly sight / But loathsomeness and ruin?