odium


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o·di·um

 (ō′dē-əm)
n.
1. The state or quality of being odious.
2. Strong dislike, contempt, or aversion.
3. A state of disgrace resulting from hateful or detestable conduct.

[Latin, hatred; see od- in Indo-European roots.]

odium

(ˈəʊdɪəm)
n
1. the dislike accorded to a hated person or thing
2. hatred; repugnance
[C17: from Latin; related to ōdī I hate, Greek odussasthai to be angry]

o•di•um

(ˈoʊ di əm)

n.
1. intense hatred or dislike.
2. the reproach, discredit, etc., attaching to some discreditable action.
3. the state or quality of being hated.
[1595–1605; < Latin: hatred, derivative of odisse to hate]

odium

- Another word for hatred.
See also related terms for hatred.

odium

1. hatred.
2. the infamy or opprobrium brought on by being hated or by hateful behavior. — odious, adj.
See also: Attitudes

Odium

 of politicians—Lipton, 1970.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.odium - state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior
disgrace, ignominy, shame - a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
2.odium - hate coupled with disgustodium - hate coupled with disgust    
disgust - strong feelings of dislike
hate, hatred - the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action

odium

odium

noun
Translations

odium

[ˈəʊdɪəm] N (frm) → odio m
to bring odium on sbhacer que algn sea odiado
to incur the odium of having done sthsuscitar el odio de la gente por haber hecho algo

odium

n (= being hated)Hass m; (= repugnance)Abscheu m

odium

[ˈəʊdɪəm] n (frm) → odio
References in classic literature ?
1322a] This office is very disagreeable on account of the odium attending it, so that no one will engage therein without it is made very profitable, or, if they do, will they be willing to execute it according to law; but it is most necessary, as it is of no service to pass judgment in any cause without that judgment is carried into execution: for without this human society could not subsist: for which reason it is best that this office should not be executed by one person, but by some of the magistrates of the other courts.
Few are willing to incur the odium attaching to the reputation of being a cruel master; and above all things, they would not be known as not giving a slave enough to eat.
Our Portuguese therefore thought that, without staying till the last extremities, they might lawfully repel one violence by another, and sallying out to the number of fifty, wounded about three score of the Abyssins, and had put them to the sword but that they feared it might bring too great an odium upon our cause.
In order to cast an odium upon the power of calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, it has been remarked that there is nowhere any provision in the proposed Constitution for calling out the POSSE COMITATUS, to assist the magistrate in the execution of his duty, whence it has been inferred, that military force was intended to be his only auxiliary.
This man, named Emery, was the object of popular detestation, in the first place because he was superintendent of finance, and every superintendent of finance deserved to be hated; in the second place, because he rather deserved the odium which he had incurred.
But while that Press has its evil eye in every house, and its black hand in every appointment in the state, from a president to a postman; while, with ribald slander for its only stock in trade, it is the standard literature of an enormous class, who must find their reading in a newspaper, or they will not read at all; so long must its odium be upon the country's head, and so long must the evil it works, be plainly visible in the Republic.
He was little more than a year younger than John, but much smaller, paler, and less active and robust; a pettish, cowardly, capricious, selfish little fellow, only active in doing mischief, and only clever in inventing falsehoods: not simply to hide his faults, but, in mere malicious wantonness, to bring odium upon others.
Have I not carefully avoided exposing myself to the odium of committing unnecessary crime?
I demurred as to my not sharing any danger even of odium, but he went on, "Besides, it will attract less attention if there are not too many of us.
The odium of this stubbornness was shared in a great measure by the child's protectors, insomuch that Tobias and Dorothy very shortly began to experience a most bitter species of persecution, in the cold regards of many a friend whom they had valued.
He was one of the great mass murderers of the 20th century, yet is the only one, unlike Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, to have escaped historical odium in the West.
LAWYERS PROTESTbrThe interests of justice and national security would not be served by the Inspector General of Police and Director of Criminal Investigations to appear in court at a time when the Law Society of Kenya was already holding public demonstrations to bring public odium upon their heads.