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Meaning of ODIUM

Pronunciation:  'owdeeum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hate coupled with disgust
  2. [n]  state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior

ODIUM is a 5 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: abhorrence, abomination, detestation, execration, loathing
 See Also: disgrace, disgust, hate, hatred, ignominy, shame



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O"di*um\, n. [L., fr. odi I hate. Gr. {Annoy},
1. Hatred; dislike; as, his conduct brought him into odium,
   or, brought odium upon him.

2. The quality that provokes hatred; offensiveness.

         She threw the odium of the fact on me. --Dryden.

{Odium theologicum}[L.], the enmity peculiar to contending

Syn: Hatred; abhorrence; detestation; antipathy.

Usage: {Odium}, {Hatred}. We exercise hatred; we endure
       odium. The former has an active sense, the latter a
       passive one. We speak of having a hatred for a man,
       but not of having an odium toward him. A tyrant incurs
       odium. The odium of an offense may sometimes fall
       unjustly upon one who is innocent.

             I wish I had a cause to seek him there, To
             oppose his hatred fully.          --Shak.

             You have . . . dexterously thrown some of the
             odium of your polity upon that middle class
             which you despise.                --Beaconsfield.

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