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odium

noun odi·um \ˈō-dē-əm\

Definition of ODIUM

1
:  the state or fact of being subjected to hatred and contempt as a result of a despicable act or blameworthy circumstance
2
:  hatred and condemnation accompanied by loathing or contempt :  detestation
3
:  disrepute or infamy attached to something :  opprobrium

Examples of ODIUM

  1. <time did nothing to diminish the odium in which the traitor lived out his days>

Origin of ODIUM

Latin, hatred, from odisse to hate; akin to Old English atol terrible, Greek odyssasthai to be angry
First Known Use: 1602

Rhymes with ODIUM

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