- odium (n.)
- c. 1600, "fact of being hated," from Latin odium "ill-will, hatred, grudge, animosity; offense, offensive conduct," related to odi "I hate" (infinitive odisse), from PIE root *od- "to hate" (cognates: Armenian ateam "I hate," Old Norse atall, Old English atol "dire, horrid, loathsome"). Meaning "hatred, detestation" is from 1650s. Often in an extended form, such as odium theologicum "hatred which is proverbially characteristic of theological disputes" (1670s).
- 1. Her manner acquired her universal odium.
- 2. The complainant has been exposed to public odium, scandal and contempt.
- 3. He incurred the odium of everyone by sacking the old caretaker.
- 4. Hitler had the odium of wrecking Europe.
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