Comparisons are odious

This page is about the saying "Comparisons are odious"

Possible meaning:
Comparison (especially of people) is not productive and can have unpleasant consequences. People should be judged on their own merits.

comparison (noun) = the act of comparing | compare (verb) = measure or note the similarity or dissimilarity between people or things | odious (adj) = extremely unpleasant; distasteful

Quick Quiz

If "comparisons are odious", then comparing two people is

a. useful

b. fragrant

c. pointless

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Contributor: Josef Essberger