Odium meaning

ōdē-əm
Odium is defined as dislike or hatred of someone because of their behavior or actions.

When everyone hates a politician because he lied to the public and destroyed the economy, this is an example of odium.

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Strong dislike, contempt, or aversion.
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The state or quality of being odious.
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A state of disgrace resulting from hateful or detestable conduct.
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The disgrace brought on by hateful action; opprobrium.
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Hatred or distaste for, accompanied by contempt or disgust.
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A condition of disgrace, usually as the result of some form of vile conduct.
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Hatred; dislike; as, his conduct brought him into odium, or, brought odium upon him.
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The quality that provokes hatred; offensiveness.
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Origin of odium

  • Latin hatred od- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowed from Latin odium.

    From Wiktionary