Odium

Definition of Odium

O´di`um   Pronunciation: ō´dĭ`ŭm
n.1.Intense hatred or dislike; loathing; abhorrence.
2.The quality that provokes hatred; offensiveness.
She threw the odium of the fact on me.
- Dryden.
3.The state of being intensely hated as the result of some despicable action; opprobrium; disrepute; discredit; reproach mingled with contempt; as, his conduct brought him into odium, or, brought odium upon him.
Odium theologicum
the enmity peculiar to contending theologians.
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.

Related Words

Anglophobia, Russophobia, abhorrence, abomination, anti-Semitism, antipathy, aversion, bigotry, degradation, demotion, depluming, despitefulness, detestation, discredit, disesteem, dishonor, dislike, displuming, disrepute, execration, hate, hatred, ignobility, ignominiousness, ignominy, infamousness, infamy, ingloriousness, loathing, loss of honor, malevolence, malice, malignity, misandry, misanthropy, misogyny, obloquy, opprobrium, race hatred, racism, repugnance, shame, spite, spitefulness, stain, vials of hate, vials of wrath, xenophobia
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