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Saturday, June 04, 2005

Definitions for odium

  1. Intense hatred or dislike; loathing; abhorrence.
  2. The state or fact of being intensely hated as the result of some despicable action.
  3. Disgrace or discredit attaching to something hated or repugnant.

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Citations for odium
At the back of the Tyn Church, we were told about the young Jesuit whose harshness earned him the odium of his congregation. Will Cohu, Sunday Telegraph
The point here is that, for all its efforts at avoiding offence, new Labour has still managed to attract the odium of the paper that regards itself as the voice of Middle England. , New Statesman
Origin of odium
1595-1605
Odium comes from the Latin odium, "hatred," from odisse, "to hate."