odium

noun
odi·​um | \ ˈō-dē-əm How to pronounce odium (audio) \

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

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Examples of odium in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of odium

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for odium

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

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The first known use of odium was in 1602

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“Odium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odium. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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