odium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n odium hate coupled with disgust
    • n odium state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Odium Intense hatred or dislike; loathing; abhorrence.
    • Odium The quality that provokes hatred; offensiveness. "She threw the odium of the fact on me."
    • Odium 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. "I wish I had a cause to seek him there,
      To oppose his hatred fully."
      "You have . . . dexterously thrown some of the odium of your polity upon that middle class which you despise."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n odium Hatred; dislike.
    • n odium Censure or blame; reproach; enmity incurred.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Odium hatred: offensiveness: blame: quality of provoking hate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. odi, I hate. Cf. Annoy Noisome
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—odi, to hate.

Usage

In literature:

Political odium was even more sinister than theological.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
The odium that still clings to Paine's theological writings comes mainly from those who have not read them.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
The thing Kate had named was not to have been the odium of staying in spite of hints.
"The Wings of the Dove, Volume II" by Henry James
Recall them I cannot, and yet I see their notoriety bringeth upon me great odium.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The poet prince merely lifted the odium of it to his own shoulders.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Our own literature exhibits two extraordinary characters, indelibly marked by the same traditional odium.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
What cannot be put down by evidence is to be put down by odium.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
Should the enemy reject the offer the odium of continuing the war will fall upon them.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
Various attempts have been made to shift the odium of the conspiracy from the church of Rome, and also from any members of that church.
"Guy Fawkes" by Thomas Lathbury
As regards religion, to remove it from the odium of alliance with political disabilities.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
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In poetry:

A civil war cast on his fame,
The four years' odium of strife
Unbodies his dust; love cannot warm
His tall corpuscles to this life.
"Elegy" by Allen Tate

In news:

Of course, she died because of the Nazis' odium fidei.
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