intense hatred or dislike, especially toward a person or thing regarded as contemptible, despicable, or repugnant.
the reproach, discredit, or opprobrium attaching to something hated or repugnant: He had to bear the odium of neglecting his family.
the state or quality of being hated.
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How to use odium in a sentence
I hope in this way to avoid incurring odium theologicum of any kind.
The Sophists as a class had incurred the odium of being the first teachers who received pay for the instruction they imparted.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
But worse perhaps than this was the public odium they brought upon themselves.The Influence and Development of English Gilds | Francis Aiden Hibbert
Because his hypocrisy lacks the magnificent scope of that of the Saxon, he bears the odium of a personal stealthiness.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
If Pitt had tried to avoid it, he would have incurred the odium of hesitating to accept the will of the nation.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for odium
the dislike accorded to a hated person or thing
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