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 in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of odium

Latin, hatred, from odisse to hate; akin to Old English atol terrible, Greek odyssasthai to be angry



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